FOR RELEASE: December 11, 2013
CONTACT: Gregory Shook, 410-626-2539
Join the St. John's community as some of the finest regional vocalists, including the Queen Sisters, Chozen, the Gospel Truth, and the All Children's Chorus, perform inspiring gospel spirituals at the annual "Lift Every Voice" concert honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The community is invited to this spirited, uplifting concert, and to take part in seminars in which participants discuss a reading relevant to human and civil rights. The seminars and concert are free and open to the public and will take place on January 11 and 12.
The seminars will be held on Saturday, January 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Mellon Hall classrooms. Arrive at 9:30 a.m. to check in and for refreshments. St. John's tutors will lead small groups of participants in a discussion of Dr. King's speech, "A Realistic Look at the Question of Progress in the Area of Race Relations." The seminars are free; however, advance registration is required. To register: http://stjohnscollege.edu/events/AN/mlk/seminar.cfml
The "Lift Every Voice" concert will be held on Sunday, January 12, at 4 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium. No tickets or reservations are required; however, seating is limited. A reception takes place immediately after the performance. Free parking is available at the State parking garage at Calvert and St. John's streets.
"Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice."
- Virginia Woolf