The Harlem Chamber Players

This concert will feature classic arias from the European canon as well as arias, songs, and spirituals by Black composers, including women composers.

Damien Sneed/Scott Joplin (arr. Damien Sneed) Overture to Treemonisha (New York Premiere)
Handel Hence, Iris Hence Away from Semele
Donizetti Ah! Mes amis from La fille du regiment
Verdi Pace, pace, mio Dio from La Forza del destino
Bizet Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante from Carmen
Bizet Habanera from Carmen
Bizet Votre Toast (Toreador Song) from Carmen
Strauss Hab mir’s gelobt (Trio) from Der Rosenkavelier


Gershwin My Man’s Gone Now from Porgy & Bess
Mary Watkins My Son, My Child from Emmett Till
Damien Sneed There Is a Balm in Gilead from Spiritual Sketches
Dorothy Rudd Moore (arr. Damien Sneed) 4th of July Speech from Frederick Douglass
Harry Lawrence Freeman Voodoo Queen Aria from Voodoo
Margaret Bonds (arr. Damien Sneed) He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands

Damien Sneed, music director and conductor
Terrance McKnight, host
Janinah Burnett, soprano
Jasmine Muhammad, soprano
Lucia Bradford, mezzo-soprano
Martin Bakari, tenor
Kenneth Overton, baritone
Orchestra comprising members of The Harlem Chamber Players

$15-$40 Tickets
$50 VIP Tickets
Students and seniors get $5 off all regular tickets.
Click here to purchase tickets online.
You may also call Miller Theatre’s Box Office at 212-854-7799 Wednesday through Friday, 2 to 6 PM.

“Q & A with Liz Player”
Our Time Press — May 25, 2023

“Harlem Chamber Players bring works by Black composers to Harlem Songfest II”
NY Amsterdam News – June 1, 2023

“Here and Now on May 28, 2023: Supporting youth mental health in schools”
”Here and Now” on ABC — May 28, 2023
(Interview with Liz Player begins at 17:13.)

Pictured top & bottom (from left to right): Damien Sneed, conductor/music director; Martin Bakari, tenor; Janinah Burnett, soprano; Kenneth Overton, baritone; Lucia Bradford, mezzo-soprano; Jasmine Muhammad, soprano.