Harlem Opera Theater Presents A Christmas Miracle_Opera by Mark Fax
A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE – Opera composed by Mark Fax and HOLIDAY COMMUNITY SING with the Audience and Artists.
Mark Fax (1911 1974) was a prominent African American composer and music educator. Born in Baltimore. Fax was a child prodigy and at the age of 14 he performed as an organist at Baltimore’s Regent Theater and various churches. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from Syracuse University and studied at the Eastman School of Music and at New York University. Among his best-known works are Three Piano Pies an Toccatina, the opera, A Christmas Miracle and Till Victory is Won. He taught at Paine College, Augusta, Georgia, from 1934 – 42, where he organized the first curriculum in music, and at Howard University in Washington, D.C. from 1972 – 1974.
Artists (Left to Right) Gregory Hopkins, Artistic Director, on piano; Alfred Barclift, Baritone: Manna K. Jones, Soprano; Antonio Chase, Tenor