Two choirs celebrate Black History Month
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir of Washington DC and the Alfred Street Baptist Church Senior Choir of Alexandria VA will perform a joint musical program in honor of Black History Month.
"The concert will bring two faith traditions together in a musical celebration of fellowship and respect," says Joyce Garrett, conductor of Alfred Street Baptist Church Senior Choir, which has existed since 1865. The concert will spotlight choral arrangements of African American spirituals, with a few contemporary gospel songs by African American composers. The two choirs will be joined by guest soloist Alex Boye, of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
"This concert focuses on what the two groups have in common and can share with a diverse audience," says Ed Sapp, vice president for public relations of The Mormon Choir of Washington, D.C., founded in 1980.
The event will be held February 26 at the Washington DC Temple Visitors Center in Kensington MD at 7:00 PM.
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