The Dessoff Choirs Presents Freedom Concert Inspired by Coretta Scott King
Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs culminates its 93rd season with a “Freedom Concert” inspired by the late Coretta Scott King (b. April 27, 1927), wife of Martin Luther King Jr., and advocate for African-American equality. In this dynamic program, Dessoff offers a choral tapestry reflecting on the Civil Rights movement of the past while promoting hope for the future. The program’s centerpiece is Ralph Vaughan William’s plea for peace, Dona nobis pacem. Robert Sirota’s homage to the nine victims of the Mother Emanuel AME massacre, Prelude and Spiritual for Mother Emanuel, works by African-American composers, the well-known civil rights freedom song, “Oh Freedom,” and Bach’s Dona nobis pacem from Mass in B minor round out the program.
Published on 15 March 2018