Press Release - Detail
Sandi Lee
Public Services Coordinator
Birmingham Public Library
(205) 226-3742

BPL@Night to Host Concert Featuring Rosephanye Dunn Powell

Thursday, December 3, 2009, in the Birmingham Public Library’s Arrington Auditorium

November 19, 2009, Birmingham, AL— The Birmingham Public Library is proud to present a concert featuring Rosephanye Dunn Powell, an Auburn University professor. Dr. Powell has recently released a CD titled Motherless Child that features ten African-American spirituals. She has infused the traditional songs with a mix of R&B, urban, gospel, and jazz. Accompanied by her husband, Dr. Powell will perform selections from her album, offering listeners a unique concert.

Powell is an internationally acclaimed composer and arranger of choral music. She has over 100 published works, including some for the Hal Leonard Corporation, the nation's leading music publisher. Additionally, Dr. Powell has composed for the Oxford University Press (London). As one of the country's premier women composers of choral music, her works are in great demand at schools, churches and choral festivals around the world.

For more information on Rosephanye Dunn Powell, visit her website at

The library will provide light refreshment. If you have any questions about the BPL@Night performance, please contact (205) 226-3742. For more information on the Birmingham Public Library’s programs and events, please visit

WHAT: Special Concert with Rosephanye Dunn Powell
WHERE: BPL Central’s Arrington Auditorium
DATE: Thursday, December 3, 2009
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
COST: Free

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