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Articles About world house choir

  • Stick-pounding rhythms at World House Choir concert

    Vocal activist Melanie DeMore poses with sticks used for traditional Gullah music known as stick-pounding. DeMore is appearing with the World House Choir for the group’s annual fall concert. Local performances are Sept. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater. (Submitted photo)

    World House Choir Director Cathy Roma is bringing Melanie DeMore, perhaps the foremost keeper and transmitter of the Gullah tradition, to Yellow Springs.

  • Antioch College commencement inspires

    On Saturday morning hundreds of enthusiastic Antioch College students, parents, leaders, staff, and Yellow Springs community members attended the college’s first commencement ceremony since its revival, held at the Wellness Center with the overflow crowd at McGregor 113. Twenty-one students graduated. Shown above are, at top, Seth Kaplan-Bomberg, one of six graduates chosen to speak, delighted the crowd with his original song about his college experience. (photo by Matt Minde)

    Inspiring, rousing, uplifting — each component of the Antioch College commencement fit these descriptions on Saturday, as the college celebrated its first post-revival graduating class while reaffirming its social justice legacy.

  • Rally for marriage equality

    Issa Walker, of the Yellow Springs-based hip-hop group Village Fam, rehearses with the World House Choir, under the direction of Catherine Roma, on a song that will be performed as part of Friday night’s Pep Rally for Marriage Equality, hosted by the choir, at the Antioch Foundry Theater. The collaborative piece composed specially for the all-volunteer choir combines rap and four-part harmonies. Friday night’s multimedia event, scheduled to begin at 7:40 p.m., will include music, dance and a variety of visual elements. In addition to members of Village Fam, guest performers will include MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir; and dancers Melissa Heston and Rodney Veal. Admission is free. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The World House Choir is hosting a Pep Rally for Marriage Equality on Friday, Oct. 10, intentionally set on the eve of National Coming Out Day.

  • Village Harmony to perform world music

    The World House Choir is bringing the Vermont-based teen world music singing ensemble Village Harmony to perform in the village on Monday, Aug. 11.

  • World House Choir to honor Coretta in song

    Cathy Roma, center, directed a recent rehearsal of the World House Choir, which she co-founded last year in association with Antioch College’s Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom. The World House Choir performs at a free birthday celebration for the late Coretta Scott King at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Central Chapel AME Church. (Photos by Suzanne Szempruch)

    “Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation.”

  • World House Choir to celebrate CSK’s birthday

    A local social justice choir formed at the Coretta Scott King Center honors the late King at a birthday celebration on Sunday, April 27.