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A Taste of Hanover Courthouse, Virginia

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT HANOVER COURTHOUSE?

  1. Hanover Courthouse is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Hanover County, Virginia, United States. Hanover Courthouse is located at the junction of U.S. Route 301 and State Route 54 south of the Pamunkey River. While historically and technically known as Hanover Courthouse, the Census Bureau and the community's post office and residents refer to it as Hanover. The population as of the 2010 Census was 252.

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  1. Hanover Cafe -  Category: American, Sandwiches/Subs, Southern/Soul -   13185 Hanover Courthouse Rd Hanover, VA 23069 (804) 537-5290

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VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY'S CHAMBER SINGERS TO PERFORM SAGA OF A PEOPLE: MUSICAL REFLECTIONS AT HANOVER TAVERN


HANOVER, Va. (February 22, 2013)--On Sunday, March 24, the Virginia Union University Chamber Singers will perform Saga of a People: Musical Reflections in the theater at Hanover Tavern. The 90 minute show, a combination of narrative and music that focuses on the history negro spirituals up through modern gospel music, will begin at 5 p.m. The program will kick off the 2013 Season of Harmony in Hanover,a musical series that helps support Hanover Tavern Foundation's mission to preserve, interpret and utilize the Tavern as an historic, educational, community and cultural resource center for the enjoyment of all.

Reserved tickets are $10 each. A pre-concert is also available for patrons. The charge for the meal is $15.00 per person and the meal service starts at 3:30 PM. The menu includes: fried chicken (boneless), Carolina pulled pork BBQ, mashed potatoes, southern style green beans, cornbread, brownies and iced tea or water. Dinner packages must be purchased by March 17, 2013.

WORKING TOGETHER TO PRODUCE AN EXCEPTIONAL SHOW
Saga of a People: Musical Reflections is a collaborative work, and is the first time that Hanover Tavern has partnered in a program with Virginia Union University. The piece combines the musical talents of Virginia Union University students, and faculty members, Dr. Willis Barnett and Mrs. Charmaine S. McGilvary, with a narrative about the origins of African American Gospel music, written by Elizabeth Bickford.

As a historical piece, Saga of a People is well suited to being premiered at the Tavern, a place that has seen more than its share of history. For nearly three centuries, Hanover Tavern owners, guests and inhabitants have been part of events that transformed America from an English colony to an independent nation. Early on the site of the Tavern was part of a 550 acre plantation at Hanover Courthouse. The land was worked with slave labor. In fact, in August, 1800, several slaves from the Tavern complex participated in Gabriel Prosser's Great Slave Rebellion. This attempted insurrection and its consequences were among one the incidents that inflamed abolitionists, frightened slaveholders and advanced America?s march towards the Civil War.

VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY, PIONEERS EDUCATION FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS
Virginia Union University is one of our country?s oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU?s). It was founded in 1865 on the site of Lumpkin's jail in Richmond, which was a holding cell for runaway slaves. The University was the result of a merger between two older schools, Richmond Theological Institute and Wayland Seminary. Later Hartshorn Memorial College (which was the first college for African American women) and Storer College (the first college for African Americans in West Virginia) were merged into the University. FROM GLEE CLUB TO CHAMBER SINGERS
The Glee Club at Union was formed in 1921 by Professor Harold D. Martin, and in many was the precursor to today's 60 voice Chamber Singers. The music program quickly grew, establishing a strong choral tradition. By the1950's the Chamber Singers were singing in venues all over the United States. In 1958 their groundbreaking performance in New York's Radio City Music Hall brought standing ovations from the audience of 7000 people. In the ensuing years, the Chamber Singers have maintained their high level of performance and popularity in Central Virginia and throughout the United States. Over the years Dr. Odell Hobbs, who led the Singers throughout the 1960s through the 1980s, established the group's reputation around Richmond, with performances at the Virginia Museum, the Mosque (now the Landmark Theatre) and other local venues. Renowned Opera Singer, Muriel Smith, was also involved as a vocal coach and participant during this period.

Today they are led by Dr. Willis Barnett, Director of Choral Activities, and Mrs. Charmaine S. McGilvary. The group has a large repertory of music, ranging from Spirituals and Classical Works to Contemporary Gospel. And, they continue to draw large crowds and standing ovations.

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