WILL-TV to feature Black Chorus and Dr. Ollie Watts Davis in new Episode of The American Portrait

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Tune into WILL-TV on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 7 PM to see our very own Professor Ollie Watts Davis and the University of Illinois Black Chorus featured on American Portrait Central Illinois: Lift Every Voice.

The American Portrait PBS special aims to tell the story of every day people and what it means to be an American in today’s world. Lift Every Voice gives an insight into music-making for choral musicians amid a global pandemic and shows how Professor Davis and the Black Chorus continue to inspire the University of Illinois community with their creativity and spirit. 

The episode will also feature the debut of a song Professor Davis wrote to help her students cope with the challenges they have faced since the pandemic began. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to see the outstanding artistic work happening in the Black Chorus and to be inspired by their beautiful musical performances!

Follow this link to view the episode online

photos: Ron Stemley

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