Singing workshop with Kathy Bullock from the US

24 Jun 2017 / Somerset


Date: 24 Jun 2017

Details: 10am to 4pm

Location: St Luke’s Church, Hatfield Road, Bath BA2 2BD



Run by: Jane Harris

Contact details: Jane Harris 07894 205255

Further information:

We are thrilled that Kathy Bullock, the world-renowned gospel singing leader from Berea, Kentucky, will be coming to Bath on her UK tour. Kathy is an inspirational teacher, singer and pianist, who leads with great passion, enthusiasm and joy. She will be teaching spirituals and gospel songs from the African-American tradition.

Join us for a fabulous day’s singing. The workshop is open to all – no experience is necessary and you do not need to be a member of a Songways choir.

Singing with Kathy is a powerful experience, full of joy and soul

Dr Kathy Bullock has been a Professor of Music at Berea College in Kentucky for 23 years, where she chairs the department, teaches theory and ethnomusicology, and directs the Black Music Ensemble, a 70- voice choir that specialises in the performance of African-American sacred music. She is a member of the American Spiritual Ensemble and performs, lectures, and leads workshops in the US, UK, Ghana, and Jamaica on music and culture of the African diaspora.

Kathy’s research in sub-African and African-American music and culture, and influences of the African diaspora has afforded her the opportunity to give numerous presentations, performances, lectures and workshops throughout the US, Europe and Africa. These presentations include: From Negro Spirituals to Jamaican Revival SongsSinging in the SpiritAfrican-American Sacred Music and African-American and Appalachian Musical Connections. The programs have been performed for organisations such as the Kentucky Humanities Council, Appalshop Voices from Home, Augusta Heritage Center and the Smithsonian Institute Folk Festival as well as scholarly conferences. 

Kathy conducts workshops and other music programs in gospel music and gospel piano at schools, camps, churches and civic organisations in the US, Europe and Africa. Other research projects include the compilation and completion of a new edition of art songs by contemporary African-American composers.