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4th Annual Tribute Concert to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Bel Canto Chorus and Holy Redeemer Sanctuary Choir are pleased to announce Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Saturday, January 17, at 3:00 pm, at Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God in Christ.
When asked about why this concert is important, Holy Redeemer Sanctuary Choir President Delvis Malone said, “Anything that commemorates the history of African Americans, especially the work of Dr. King, and brings the beauty and importance of Dr. King’s work to light is worthwhile.”
Musical performances by Bel Canto Chorus and the Holy Redeemer Sanctuary Choir will include: Agnus Dei by Samuel Barber; Lord Make Me an Instrument by M. Roger Holland, II; Battle Hymn of the Republic by Peter J. Wilhousky; and Joyful, Joyful arranged by Mervyn Warren and adapted by Roger Emerson, a gospel adaptation of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.
The program will also feature historic words from Dr. King’s "Letters from a Birmingham Jail," Robert Kennedy's “Speech Announcing King's Assassination,”
This tribute performance is free and open to the public; no tickets are needed.
The 2014-15 Bel Canto Chorus concert season is presented in part with support from the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF); the Bradley Foundation; the Herzfeld Foundation; CAMPAC, the Milwaukee County Arts Board; and the Wisconsin Arts Board.
Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bel Canto Chorus and Holy Redeemer Sanctuary Choir
Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 3:00 pm
Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God in Christ
3500 West Mother Daniels Way (35th & Hampton), Milwaukee, WI 53209
About Bel Canto Chorus
Founded in 1931, Bel Canto Chorus enriches the lives of its audiences and members through the presentation of fine choral music. The group has been led for more than 26 years by Richard Hynson, considered one of the nation's finest choral and orchestral conductors (American Prize Winner 2012). Bel Canto Chorus ranks in the top ten percent of choral organizations in the country in terms of budget, longevity, and repertoire. Educational outreach includes Bel Canto Senior Singers and Bel Canto Boy Choir. Characterized by a heartfelt belief in the value of Bel Canto Chorus, and supported by its 100 devoted singers, audiences, talented artistic and administrative staff, and dedicated board members, the group's passion for sharing the thrill of live choral music has remained steadfast throughout its long, proud history.
About Holy Redeemer Church in Christ
Bishop Sedgwick Daniels is the regional spiritual leader of more than 105 churches of the Institutional Church of God in Christ in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. He founded the Holy Redeemer Church of God in Christ in 1986, and has since overseen its growth into a religious, educational, and social service complex in the heart of Milwaukee. For more information visit www.hrcogic.org.
For additional information, photos, or interview requests, call (414) 481-8801.
Nina M. Jones