Edward Pleasant


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2022

February 20 - May 25, Concert and School Tour, Garden State Philharmonic Orchestra Quintet

Info: Concerts and Events

Mr. Pleasant narrates the children's perennial favorite Peter and the Wolf for the Garden State Philharmonic which includes music from around the world. This tour includes school performances, important work to Mr. Pleasant, and concert series appearances such as the Grunnin Center for the Performing Arts at Ocean County Community College.

March 27 - 30 DeBeers Forum 2022, Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

Mr. Pleasant heralds the return of the DeBeers Forum. After a two-year hiatus, Mr. Pleasant is pleased to be invited back to emcee the DeBeers/Forevermark Forum. DeBeers/Forevermark diamonds are Mr. Pleasant's diamonds of choice as they are known for their beauty, rarity and responsible sourcing.

May 26, Thursday @ 8:00 p.m., Fascinating Spaces on PBS

Info: Watch the Program

Mr. Pleasant appears on Erie's PBS affiliate WQLN in a program entitled Fascinating Spaces. He will sing two Spirituals by Harry T. Burleigh as part of a program highlighting the musical contributions of prominent African-American luminaries as Duke Ellington, William Grant Still and Adolphus Hailstork. Mr. Pleasant's portion of this program was recorded at St. Paul's Cathedral (Episcopal) in Erie, which was Mr. Burleigh's home church. The program is to be rebroadcast on Facebook LIVE on the EriePhil.org Facebook page on Thursday, June 2 @ 8:00 p.m.

July 11, Monday @ 8:00 p.m., 33rd Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, The Grand Ballroom of the Stamford Hilton, Stamford, Connecticut

Info: Concerts and Events

Mr. Pleasant conducts Hallel B'Shir, the adult choir of Temple Israel of Northen Westchester during the North American Jewish Choral Festival. This is Hallel B'Shir's second appearance at the festival following a triumphant debut in 2019. He will also be a facilitator/clinician in a choral reading session for Transcontinental Music Publishing, assisting Cantor Lauren Phillips Fogelman.

October 24, Sunday @ 4:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Texas Avenue, Midland, Texas

Info: LHS ENCORE

Mr. Pleasant goes home to Midland, Texas to join his friends, colleagues and fellow alums of the Robert E. Lee High School choral program in an amazing annual alumni concert. The name of the group is ENCORE. He will pay his successes forward to today's outstanding choral students by lending his talents as a featured soloist in this concert conducted by Paula T. Edwards and Robert Stovall, noted conductors and clinicians. Noted musical alums of this program include Joe Dan Harper, Shelly Irvin Traverse, Louretta Bybee, Deborah Patchell and Susan Graham among many others.

December 11, Sunday @ 6:00 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut

Info:stamfordchurch.org

Join Mr. Pleasant as he hosts "The Annual Acappella Christmas Carol Sing-Along" He promises to bring out the singer in you as he presents this holiday gift to the community.

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2021

February 18, Thursday @ 12 Noon, Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, Lunch and Learn Program, Via Zoom

Info: Concerts and Events

Mr. Pleasant presents Jews of the African Diaspora an in-depth look at the Jews of early 20th century Harlem. Mr. Pleasant traces the stories of several prominent Cantors and entertainers of African descent from Africa along the slave route. He speaks about the life of Thomas LaRue, noted African-American Cantor who, until recently, was buried in an unmarked grave.

March 1, Monday @ 5:00 p.m.

Mr. Pleasant gives a Lecture/Concert for the Glee Club of Fairfield University Sing to Freedom: The Power of the Music of Protest. He will lecture and sing about the music from the earliest years of American history to today.

October 24, Sunday @ 4:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Texas Avenue, Midland, Texas

Info: LHS ENCORE

Mr. Pleasant goes home to Midland, Texas to join his friends, colleagues and fellow alums of the Robert E. Lee High School choral program in an amazing annual alumni concert. The name of the group is ENCORE. He will pay his successes forward to today's outstanding choral students by lending his talents as a featured soloist in this concert conducted by Paula T. Edwards and Robert Stovall, noted conductors and clinicians. Noted musical alums of this program include Joe Dan Harper, Shelly Irvin Traverse, Louretta Bybee, Deborah Patchell and Susan Graham among many others.

December 11, Saturday @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 W 7th Street, Erie, Pennsylvania

Info:Erie Messiah

Mr. Pleasant will appear as baritone soloist in a performance of Handel's Messiah. He is thrilled to return to Erie and to perform this inspirational masterpiece with the Erie Philharmonic Chorus under the direction of Maestro Thomas Brooks. The Erie Philharmonic Chorus is a venerated ensemble of singers providing excellent choral-orchestral performances to enrich the cultural life of the Erie community and region. Mr. Pleasant continues to champion their educational outreach for many years. His service there is in honor and homage to the life and legacy of Erie native Harry T. Burleigh.


December 19, Sunday @ 5:00 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut

Info:stamfordchurch.org

Join Mr. Pleasant as he hosts "The Annual Acappella Christmas Carol Sing-Along" He promises to bring out the singer in you as he presents this holiday gift to the community. This program will also be available on the Stamford Church of Christ Facebook page

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2020

Due to the Pandemic, most engagements canceled.

April 25, Saturday @ 7:00 p.m., Temple Israel of Northern Westchester ZOOM Concert

Mr. Pleasant sings Spirituals, art songs, and Musical Theater favorites in a Zoom concert for Temple Israel of Northern Westchester. This concert series came about to help people connect during the first weeks of the pandemic.

December 13, Sunday @ 6:00 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut

Info:stamfordchurch.org

Join Mr. Pleasant as he hosts "The Annual Acappella Christmas Carol Sing-Along" He promises to bring out the singer in you as he presents this holiday gift to the community. This will be seen via Facebook LIVE.

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2019

January 21, Monday @ First United Methodist Church, New Canaan, Connecticut; Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Peekskill, NY

Pleasant lends his talents to various area observances of Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations and observances in Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. Pleasant sings "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" in his yearly procession to open the program. Later he will conduct Hallel B'Shir, the adult choir of Temple Israel of Northern Westchester during afternoon observances.

March 25 - 28, Desert Palm Hotel, Palm Desert, California

Mr. Pleasant emcees the annual Forevermark Forum for the fifth year running! Forevermark is a member of the De Beers Group of Companies. The Forevermark diamond is Mr. Pleasant's diamond of choice as they are known for their beauty, rarity and responsible sourcing.

June 23, Sunday @ 2:15 p.m., Northern Westchester Jewish Festival, Mt. Kisco, NY

Info: Concerts and Events

Mr. Pleasant conducts Hallel B'Shir, the adult choir of Temple Israel of Northern Westchester as they perform for the Northern Westchester Jewish Festival. Look for them on the Village Hall lot of beautiful Mt. Kisco. Enjoy a day of music, food and fun for the whole family, featuring a performance by the renowned musical group the Maccabeats.

July 8, Monday @ 8:00 p.m., 30th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, The Grand Ballroom of the Stamford Hilton, Stamford, Connecticut

Info: Concerts and Events

Mr. Pleasant conducts Hallel B'Shir, the adult choir of Temple Israel of Northen Westchester during the North American Jewish Choral Festival. This is Hallel B'Shir's debut appearance at the festival. Mr. Pleasant is thrilled to be a part of this historic performance.

October 27, Sunday @ 4:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Texas Avenue, Midland, Texas

Info: LHS ENCORE

Mr. Pleasant goes home to Midland, Texas to join his friends, colleagues and fellow alums of the Robert E. Lee High School choral program in an amazing 4th annual alumni concert. The name of the group is ENCORE. He will pay his successes forward to today's outstanding choral students by lending his talents as a featured soloist in this concert conducted by Paula T. Edwards and Robert Stovall, noted conductors and clinicians. Noted alums of this program include Joe Dan Harper, Shelly Irvin Traverse, Louretta Bybee, Deborah Patchell and Susan Graham.

December 1, Sunday @ 6:00 p.m., Stamford Church of Christ, 1264 High Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut

Info:stamfordchurch.org

Join Mr. Pleasant as he hosts "The Annual Acappella Christmas Carol Sing-Along" He promises to bring out the singer in you as he presents this holiday gift to the community.

December 8, Sunday @ 6:00 p.m., The Church of Christ at Three Chopt Road, 9500 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, Virginia

Info:www.3chopt.org


Mr. Pleasant becomes "Eddie Claus" as he brings his acappella magic into the Heart of Dixie for the fifteenth year! The "Holiday Sing-Along" is sponsored by the members of the church of Christ at Three Chopt Road who open up their doors and hearts to the Richmond community. Join us as we help make the season bright through song! This is a free event.

December 14, Saturday @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 W 7th Street, Erie, Pennsylvania

Info:Erie Messiah

Mr. Pleasant will appear as baritone soloist in a performance of Handel's Messiah. He is thrilled to return to Erie and to perform this inspirational masterpiece with the Erie Philharmonic Chorus under the direction of Maestro Thomas Brooks. The Erie Philharmonic Chorus is a venerated ensemble of singers providing excellent choral-orchestral performances to enrich the cultural life of the Erie community and region. Mr. Pleasant continues to champion their educational outreach for many years. His service there is in honor and homage to the life and legacy of Erie native Harry T. Burleigh.






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