Harry T. Burleigh Archive: ECO

During the week of February 8th, the Erie Chamber Orchestra celebrated the life, legacy and music of Erie’s own Harry T. Burleigh.

Edward Pleasant (baritone) and Jean Snyder (author) provided the words and music to weave a fascinating narrative of Burleigh’s story, featuring spirituals and secular music.

Please enjoy the media from our Burleigh festival below.

FEBRUARY 8th, 2016

Recital at the Cathedral of St. Paul
Edward Pleasant, baritone
Jean Snyder, speaker
The Cathedral Choirs of St. Paul
Sharon Downey, director
Trio Nova Mundi


Trio Nova Mundi

FEBRUARY 12th, 2016

Edward Pleasant and Beth Etter had a busy day at WQLN, Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary School, and Springhill Senior Living Community.

FEBRUARY 13th, 2016

Jean Snyder was the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual CHESS Conference at Gannon University, and spoke about her Burleigh biography, “Harry T. Burleigh
From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance”.

Her book may be ordered HERE.

The ECO, Edward Pleasant, and Beth Etter presented works of Burleigh, Dvorak and Horowitz at Cathedral Prep Auditorium.

View the program HERE.

This production was sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.