Series of Solo Bass Performances of Coded Negro Spirituals

February 5, 2020

Plum Borough Community Library

445 Center New Texas Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15239, USA

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 412-798-7323


February 6, 2020

Upper St. Clair Township Library

1820 McLaughlin Run Rd, Upper St Clair, PA 15241, USA


7 pm


February 7, 2020

The Main Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County

305 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503


Start Time: 3:30 PM

End Time: 4:30 PM


February 8, 2020

Duo Performance with Cathy Herrera

UUFCC Musical Series


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County

780 Waupelani Dr. Ext.

State College, PA  16801

(814) 237-7605

Suggested donation $10-15; students free.–70410_2632769–Unitarian-Universalist-Fellowship-of-Centre-County-Hilliard-Greene-double-bass-%22Milestone-Negro-Spirituals-When-folksongs-Bring-Freedom%22.aspx


February 9, 2020

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.


40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

Hilliard Greene presents “Milestone Negro Spirituals: When Folksongs Bring Freedom.” This performance/workshop in words and music brings to light the significance and beauty of the remarkable songs associated with the Underground Railroad.  These uniquely American heritage songs are recognized as a distinct musical genre. The music that will be featured is based on the coded Negro spirituals that runaway slaves used to elude capture.

Selections will include: Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Wade in The Water, Deep River, Go Down Moses, Michael Row De Boat Ashore, and I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray