Performers for Atlanta Ballet

 

Soloists

Prologue       Kevin T. Johnson

Prologue         Ryanne Johnson

Deep River   Ann-Marie McPhail

Steal Away   Hanan Davis

Wade in the Water     Julia Dennis

When the Battle is Over Clarke Brown

Hallelujah       Lydia Pace

Quartet

Byron Cummings, D’Angelo Crosby,  Kevin T. Johnson and Ryanne Johnson

 

The Golden Gate Singers

 

Nicole Boddington   Cynthia Ford

Brittney Boykin         Ryanne Johnson

Clarke Brown       Kevin T. Johnson

Hanan Davis Brooke Joynes

Julia Dennis   Ann-Marie McPhail Chatiqua Ellison   Valentine Willamson

 

The Spelman College Glee Club

Desirae Banks   Nadya Lopez

Lauryn Banks           Shelby Marcee

Avery Berkley           Elaine Ransom

Elaina Blake     Shelby Richardson

Bria Brumfield Faith Shannon

Stephanie Crawford       Aiyana Thompson

Imani Diggs           Sparkle Trotter

Anetha Evans       Kristyn Wilkerson

Tyler Jennings

 

Band

 

Conductor, Piano   Dr. Kevin P. Johnson

Keyboards       Reginald Watkins

Drums   Kevin Leahy

Drums & Percussion           L’Dante Brown

Guitar       Kevin T. Johnson

Bass and Keyboards         Whatley

Conductor, Compoeer, Piano

Dr. Kevin Johnson

Composer,
Director, 

Spelman College Glee Club

Kevin Johnson, D.M.A., associate professor of music at Spelman College, is a renowned musician, composer and active clinician. He has traveled throughout the United States and Europe providing choral workshops, master classes, seminars and retreats for music educators and churches. He currently the Minister of Music at The Catholic Church of St. Gabriel in Fayetteville, Georgia. His works have resulted in performances for church and school choruses, All-State Choral festivals, Catholic Archdioceses nationwide, as well as international performances with the Spelman College Glee Club. In March 2016, Dr. Johnson led the Glee Club in performance for President Barack Obama at the White House and completed a 2019 performance with the Glee Club in Lisbon, Portugal.Dr. Johnson is an active composer, frequently writing for Catholic worship. He provides an extensive catalog, including seven mass settings, over 300 psalm settings and many sacred songs. In 2013, he completed his second compact disc recording for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Atlanta entitled, “Reap a Harvest in Due Season: A Treasury of African American Catholic Music.” This work includes his nine compositions and other favorite songs of the church. Under his direction, the Spelman College Glee Club has recorded six compact disc recordings and over twenty recording of the Christmas Carol concert which celebrated its 92nd year in December 2018.As a professional composer, Dr. Johnson, has been commissioned to compose several works, including: “A Choice to Change the World” and We Are Christmas” (commissioned by Spelman College), “The Mass of Faith” (commissioned by Father John Adamski), “The Preacher’s Mass” (commissioned by the Dominican Friars), The Mass of St. Benedict the African (commissioned by the Archdiocese of Chicago) and “The Mass of St. Peter Claver” (commissioned by the Knights of Peter Claver). “The Mass of St. Peter Claver” premiered at an anniversary Mass where the Archbishop of Atlanta, Wilton D. Gregory, celebrated his performance.Dr. Johnson has been published under the Colla Voce, GIA Publications and Treble Clef Press. He continues to publish most of his music through his very own publishing company, Lion and Lamb Publishing. His publications include: “We Are Christmas,” “Steal Away,” “Glory to God,” “Psalms for The Church Year Volumes I, II and III” and many more.

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