PRLog - Dec. 14, 2011 - WASHINGTON -- Covenant Presbyterian Church welcomed back former music director Patrick D. McCoy for a special afternoon of Christmas music. Themed "Christmas at Covenant" tenor Patrick D. McCoy presented a program of sacred music for the season. Mattie L. Wilkerson, Director of Music at Oak Street A.M.E. Zion Church served as piano accompanist.
Supporter Dr. Grady W. Powell greets McCoy.
"My hometown really made my heart leap for joy. To return to a special place during such a wonderful time of year was truly memorable. Words can't express the gratitude I have for the love that Covenant Presbyterian Church has expressed to me during the years." said McCoy
The program was also a kickoff event to raise funds for McCoy's appearance February 2012 at the University of California at Irvine. This will mark his first major public appearance as "The African American Voice in Classical Music." He will make a presentation at the African American Art Song Alliance Conference hosted by Dr. Darryl Taylor.
Mr. McCoy would like to thank the following donors to date:
THE ROAD TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE:
"I am living my dream because of you."
Mrs. Paula Harris, Joan and Forest Motto, Dr. and Mrs. Ben Rice, Betty Wade and Jerry H. Jones
Rev. and Mrs. James Cobb, Drs. Grady amd Bertie Powell. my parents, Velma and Alex Pulley
Dale and Terri Allen, Deacon Earl A. Booker, Iris Brown, William and Sylvia Carter, Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, Dr. Ethel N. Haughton, Annie G. McKinnon, Mary M. Parham, Pamela Simonson, Ms. Mary Veney, Jeannette Watts, Ruth and Herman Maclin, David and Patricia Buck, Claudia B. Williams
Dr. William and Irene Cosby, Bill Doggett, Gloria Gilstrap, Bryantie Harris, Melissa Hill, Canzata B. Turner
Dr. and Mrs. Roy Briggs and numerous anonymous gifts given at the recital
*Mr. McCoy will continue to accept donations for this major project. All names will be recognized in his special program book in California. Ads and other announcements are welcomed. For more information, please send an e-mail to theafricanamericanvoice@
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