Join Dr. Zanaida Robles and the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company for a special historic concert: “The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Project: A Musical Legacy in Concert.” The concert will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Monrovia (122 California Ave., Monrovia 91016) at 7:30pm on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 – the 140th anniversary of Coleridge-Taylor's birth. In his time, African British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) was affectionately referred to as the African “Mahler.” Because of his incredible success in a field dominated by white males at a time when racism in America was peaking, Coleridge-Taylor’s influence on African American artists and intellectuals was powerful and far-reaching. The artistic director of SGVCC, Dr. Zanaida Robles, created the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Project to perpetuate the study and performance of the music of this celebrated composer and others of African descent. Other composers programmed on this concert include William Grant Still, Margaret Bonds, Jester Hairston, Zanaida Robles, Robert Owens, Joshua Uzoigwe, and Sydney Guillaume. Featured musical artists include pianist David Clemensen, counter-tenor Darryl Taylor, saxophonist Krissia Molina, tenor Gustavo Hernandez, and the highly-accomplished voices of the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Singers. The concert is free with a suggested donation of $20. No tickets are necessary. Come and join us for this truly momentous concert!