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World Stage, Sweet Honey in the Rock, 40th Anniversary: Forty and Fierce, February 12, 2014


For the exquisite vocalists of the a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock, being a musician is a humanitarian calling. Five voices strong (plus sign language interpreter), the internationally embraced choir of African-American women celebrates the transcendent harmonies and driving rhythms of the African Diaspora—the blues, spirituals, gospel, hip-hop, reggae, jazz—and puts these sounds at the service of a message of social justice, tolerance, and equality. High-profile performances have included a concert at the White House during President Obama's first month in office, and a collaboration with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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Donor Event: Donor Intermission
Wed, Feb 12, 8pm
Zellerbach Room
(Donors of $1,500+)

During select performances throughout the season, Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments in our donor lounge, the Zellerbach Room, located on the north side of the Zellerbach Hall lobby. For especially popular events, find us on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall. Donor Intermissions are the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

Membership benefits like these are our way of thanking our supporters for their much needed contributions. To find out how you can become a Donor, please call 510.643.8783 or visit our Support section.

Program Notes

Program notes are available approximately one week before the performance.


Let There Be Peace

Motherless Child

Ella's Song

Audio Podcast
Carol Maillard of Sweet Honey in the Rock Interview

Carol Maillard, one of the original and current members of Sweet Honey in the Rock, talks about the ensemble and her life within the group. Recorded January 2007. (Length: 15:00)


Purchase Tickets

Wed, Feb 12, 8 pm