December 3, 2008
Lincoln Student Featured at the Kennett Symphony
UNIVERSITY, PA ~ The Kennett
Symphony of Chester County has invited Lincoln University junior
and Music Education major with a minor in Business Management,
Abdul Barr Khaliq to perform as a soloist on December 6, 2008
for the 68th Annual Sounds of the Season concert. Mr. Khaliq’s
invitation was extended for his laudable performance in a regional
contest, in which he placed in the top two.
a child growing up in Harlem, Abdul Barr Khaliq’s
biggest dream was to become a performer. Mr. Khaliq began taking
piano lessons under the direction of his father at the age
of four. He later continued his studies at the Harlem School
of the Arts, where his love for music truly began to blossom.
He also attended the Choir Academy of Harlem where he graduated
as Salutatorian in 2005. As a member of the Boys Choir of Harlem,
he started as a soprano, then an alto, and is currently a tenor.
He was fortunate enough to perform several solos in the choir,
plus work as an assistant choreographer. Through his membership
in the choir, he attended the prestigious program at The Boston
University Tanglewood Institute for two consecutive summers
on a scholarship.
Since Mr. Khaliq’s
years as a choir member he has had the privilege of performing
and/or recording with many world renowned artists, such as:
Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Regina Bell,
Lionel Richie, P. Diddy, Destiny’s Child, Mary J. Blige,
LL Cool J, Vanessa Williams, Queen Latifah, Mase, Kanye West.
He has performed for notables/humanitarians such as:
President Bush, President Clinton, Mayor Bloomberg, Mayor Giulliani,
Mayor David Dinkins, Congressman Charles Rangel, Honorable
Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II, Cantor Fitzgerald, Lockheed
Martin, Greater New Entertainment, Ossie Davis & Ruby
Dee, John Travolta, Lena Horne, Carmen Delavalade, Steven Spielberg,
Martin Scorsese, Vienna Boys Choir, Vienna Philharmonic, Boston
Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt
Masur, John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti,
and Jessye Norman.
Throughout his tenure
as a vocalist, Khaliq has traveled the fifty states, plus
Holland, Israel, Japan, Vienna, Canada, Puerto Rico and Turkey.
He has been recording on a solo level for two years and has
completed a compilation of several songs, many of which he
has written, some of which he co-wrote and produced with
others. Mr. Khaliq is a singer, songwriter, vocal arranger,
pianist, dancer and actor pursuing his childhood dream.
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that combines the best elements of a liberal
arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum
and selected graduate programs to meet the needs
of those living in a highly technological and
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as a major producer of African Americans with
undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences
(biology, chemistry and physics); computer and
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