July 12, 2024
Annapolis, US 79 F
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Free Community Concert: From Spain to Spirituals

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Enjoy a free evening concert by the North Meets South Duo featuring guitarist Danielle Cumming and vocalist John Wesley Wright at Historic London Town and Gardens, an UNESCO Heritage Site of Memory, that is nestled on the banks of the South River, minutes from downtown Annapolis. Funding for this free concert was made possible by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.

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Toronto-born guitarist Danielle Cumming, and American tenor John Wesley Wright from Rome, Georgia, North Meets South, joined forces in 2007 when they met as colleagues at Salisbury University, and have now performed together for over a decade. While their repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to modern popular music, it is African American spirituals that hold a central place in their performances and educational outreach programs. Recent highlights include performing for descendants of Frederick Douglass at Frederick Douglass Day in Easton, Maryland; at the National Folk Festival, and the Roland Hayes Museum’s Harris Arts Center in Calhoun, Georgia; as well as online concerts for the Bay View Music Festival in Michigan and the Marlow Guitar Series in Montgomery County MD.

Guitarist Danielle Cumming is a celebrated performer and teacher. Holding a doctorate from McGill University, she heads the guitar area at Salisbury University in Maryland, and is Artistic Director of the Marlow Guitar International Concert Series in Montgomery County/Washington, D.C.. She teaches annually at the International Guitar Festival in Iserlohn Germany. She has recorded with John Wesley Wright and as a solo artist. Dr. Cumming is sponsored by the D’Addario guitar string company, and performs on a guitar handmade by Julian Voigt (Germany).

Tenor John Wesley Wright, D. M. A., is known for his soulful interpretations of music from Bach to Broadway. Holding degrees from Maryville College and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Wright has performed as a soloist and in professional ensembles throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. A member of the acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble, Wright has garnered top prizes from the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Metropolitan Opera National Council, and is winner of the American Traditions Competition 2000. Dr. Wright leads the voice and opera programs at Salisbury University.


Historic London Town and Gardens
839 Londontown Rd.
Edgewater , MD 21037 United States
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(410) 222-7965
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