Moses Hogan (1957-2003), a New Orleans-born composer, pianist, conductor, and founder of the Moses Hogan Chorale, singlehandedly revitalized the performances of American Negro Spirituals with his dynamic arrangements for both choral ensembles and solo performers. He is considered one of the world’s greatest arrangers of American Negro Spirituals.
Mr. Hogan’s 50-year-old Yamaha grand piano is currently housed at the New Orleans Opera’s Guild Home. Despite regular attention and tuning, it now needs more extensive maintenance, including replacing all hammers, damper felt, and other repairs.
Your donation will help us reach our goal of $7,000 to preserve Moses Hogan’s piano and sustain it for future use for decades to come!
As an instrument, this piano is part of the legacy of Mr. Hogan’s impact on local and national music history. Its conservation will ensure its place as a tribute to his life and work.
Patrons who donate $100 or more by June 12 will be invited to a private performance on June 16 celebrating Mr. Hogan’s legacy.