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Sunday Concerts at Presidio Chapel: Opera "Tawawa House"

Sunday, Oct 20, 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM At Interfaith Center at the Presidio Chapel Offered by:

 Presidio Trust; Presidio Interfaith Center at the Presidio

Join us on Sunday, October 20 at the Presidio Chapel for a free performance of the opera Tawawa House ​by Zenobia Powell Perry. This bold and controversial opera tells the compelling and truly American story of a central Ohio resort hotel that served as a vacation spot for white slave owners and their black mistresses and children before the Civil War. Tawawa House became a stop on the Underground Railroad and eventually the first African American owned and managed university, Wilberforce University.  ​

Presented by Jaygayle Music and The African American Composer Initiative.

Limited seating/reservations required. Call 415-515-5681 or email presidiointerfaith@gmail.com​​ to reserve your seat.


Performers: Yolanda Rhodes, soprano
Malikha Mayes, soprano
Maryam Mahvi Donovan, soprano
Otello Jefferson, tenor soloist and conductor
Wilford Kelly, bass
Josephine Gandolfi, piano
​Deanne Tucker, piano and voice
LaDoris Cordell, piano and voice
Rev. Greg Savage and Janis-Rozena Peri, narrators With The Sankofa Theater Company of Modesto, CA:
​Elizabeth Garmon, Cheryll Knox, Georgette Williams, John Ervin, III, Rev. Greg Savage, and Willie Williams With audience sing-along of the Spirituals.