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Gospel Choir presents concert commemorating 1963 March on Washington

  • Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble will present a short performance of gospel and spiritual music featuring remarks by area clergy to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. at Morris Street Baptist Church, 25 Morris Street, Charleston.

This event is free and open to the public.

The March on Washington attracted an estimated 250,000 to promote civil rights and economic equality for African-Americans culminating at the Lincoln Memorial for speeches, songs, and prayer. Televised live to millions, the march most memorably featured Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Conducted by David A. Richardson, the CSO Gospel Choir is an 80-voice gospel group and the CSO Spiritual Ensemble is a 35-member all-volunteer vocal group focusing on African-American Spirituals.

The concert is free and open to the public, but donations will be graciously accepted.

For more information visit www.csogospel.com.

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