Posts Tagged ‘Hendricks Chapel’

Happy Anniversary BCCE

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

New Yorker State of Mind

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Dr. Jelani Cobb speaks at Syracuse University

In the current era of 24-hour news cycles and a first-class library at everyone’s fingertips, it’s good to occasionally pause and get a proper perspective. Last night Columbia University Professor and New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb said our political climate has become increasingly filled with pernicious thinking and antagonistic rhetoric. In addition to discussing the advantages and disadvantages of technology as a tool (to organize or to spread disinformation) he gave the SU community a short history lesson to remind us about the founder’s aims and the fragility of consensus.

Jazz in Troubled Times (A finale)

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Pianist, composer Jason Moran discussed Jazz, Race and Creative Intent with critic Larry Blumenfeld this evening at Hendricks Chapel. The discussion was followed by a brief concert.

Week in Review

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Sweet Honey in the Rock, a group of African-American female singers, visited Syracuse as part of the Malmgren Concert Series on Sunday. The group, who was accompanied by musician Romeir Mendez, is celebrating 45 years in the business. Nitanju Bolade Casel (pictured above), joined the group in 1985.

From LEED to Well Certified

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Rick Fedrizzi is on a mission to improve health by creating better buildings and architectural design ecosystems. He was the speaker for last night’s University Lectures Series. Fedrizzi, a SU alum, was the founder of US Green Building Council and currently CEO of Well Certified.

SIF Look Book

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Sujata Banerjee Dance Company’s commentary on climate change

SIF Look Book

Monday, February 26th, 2018

The Activist


Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Flash back to when Guy Davis, the son of Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis, played Syracuse (Hendricks Chapel)

Flashback to when Guy Davis, the son of Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis, played Syracuse (Hendricks Chapel) in 2006. He is appearing this weekend in PA and in Canada.

BCCE @ 40

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
BCCE, under the direction of Ashleigh Brown (center), held their 40th anniversary concert at Hendrick's Chapel on Saturday.

BCCE, under the direction of Ashleigh Brown (center).

The Black Celestial Choral Ensemble (BCCE) of Syracuse University held their 40th Anniversary show at Hendrick’s Chapel on Saturday. The event, which was titled “Anything Can Happen Here,” featured the current ensemble as well as a mass choir made up of members from nearly every decade of the group’s existence. Several awards were given during the performance, including one to BCCE founder Dr. Rev. Seretta McKnight. Rev. McKnight was a guest chaplain at the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014.

One of the highlights also included the 2009-present alumni portion, which was directed by Byron Canada. We featured Canada on the blog previously (see link below).

Overall it was a very spirited experience.

According to Laurie Kingsberry, an alumni director, BCCE will host the Sunday Morning worship portion of Coming Back Together (CBT) in September. The special musical guest for that Sunday event will be Kurt Carr.

Dr. Rev. Seretta C. McKnight recognized former BCCE members during the program.

Dr. Rev. Seretta C. McKnight recognized former BCCE members during the program.