CSO Gospel Choir plans MLK tribute concert Jan. 18

  • Thursday, December 26, 2013

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“Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now: A Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Performance” featuring the CSO Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble, members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Colour of Music Festival Orchestra, in collaboration with the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, brings the legendary civil rights leader’s legacy to life through music, imagery and narration on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 7396 Rivers Avenue.

This performance is free and open to the public. Entry ticket required; freewill donations accepted.

Directed by guest conductor Vincent L. Danner, the event will commemorate Dr. King’s civil rights legacy in a moving musical and visual performance featuring gospel and spirituals woven together with narration provided by Dr. Karen Chandler of the College of Charleston and historical images of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement.

“We are excited to partner with the City of North Charleston again and bring our choirs together with musicians from our partner organization, the CSO and the newly formed Colour of Music Festival Orchestra as we honor Dr. King’s contribution to civil rights and economic equality. The event will be the perfect way for the community to reflect upon his wisdom, sacrifice and hope,” says Lee Pringle, president and founder of the two choirs and executive producer of the event.

“Conducting performances honoring Dr. King are annual highlights for me; I look forward to showcasing moving selections carefully chosen to tell Dr. King’s extraordinary, epic story,” says Vincent L. Danner, Guest Conductor.

A ticket is required for entry. Free entry tickets (four per request) are available in person at North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, North Charleston City Hall or Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. By mail, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Tickets/City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, P.O. Box 190016, North Charleston, SC 29419-9016 by Friday, Jan. 10.

Freewill donations are encouraged to support CSO Spiritual Ensemble and CSO Gospel Choir community outreach efforts.

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