The Dessoff Choirs� Mid-Winter Festival, WORD�PLAY, under the direction of Music Director, Christopher Shepard, opens on Tuesday, January 15 with a choral performance. The concert � Movable Type - will be held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with a pre-concert discussion between Christopher Shepard and composer Ricky Ian Gordon beginning at 7:00 pm.
Five By Langston, a setting of five poems by Harlem Renaissance poet, Langston Hughes, will be performed in the venue that bears the poet�s name, The Langston Hughes Auditorium.
Dessoff�s second Mid-Winter festival will be presented in venues around New York City from January 15 through March 16, 2013. The events explore the dynamic between music and text.