Sweet Honey in the Rocka Grammy-nominated, female African-American a cappella ensemblehas been appointed the Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Chicago ( UChicago ) for the 2018-19 season.
According to a UChicagoNews, the ensemble will bring its mission of empowerment, education and entertainment to the University through a wide variety of programs designed to impact the campus, the community and the city of Chicago.
During its three residency weeks in 2018-19, Sweet Honey will work with students in the Department of Music's choral ensembles in a sequence of workshops, coaching sessions and free public performances. The 2018-19 season marks the first time a choral ensemble has served as the Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence.
The current ensemble features core members Louise Robinson, Aisha Kahlil, Nitanju Bolade Casel and Carol Maillard. The ensemble is joined by bassist Romeir Mendez and vocalist Rochelle Rice.
The item is at news.uchicago.edu/article/2018/02/21/sweet-honey-rock-appointed-uchicago-ensemble-residence .