THE CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON TO PRESENT 15TH ANNUAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD TO LONNIE G. BUNCH III AT LIVING THE DREAM…SINGING THE DREAM THE 30TH ANNUAL CHORAL TRIBUTE TO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FEBRUARY 11, 2018

Washington, DC – Lonnie G. Bunch III will receive the Choral Arts Humanitarian Award which is presented annually to an individual who embodies the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of nonviolent struggle for civil rights, equality and justice. Each year an extraordinary recipient is selected and honored by The Choral Arts Society of Washington at Living the Dream…Singing the Dream, the annual choral tribute to the legacy of Dr. King and co-presented by The Choral Arts Society of Washington and Washington Performing Arts. Led by Scott Tucker, Choral Arts Artistic Director, Theodore Thorpe III, Artistic Director of the Washington Performing Arts Men and Women of the Gospel Choirs, Michele Fowlin, Artistic Director of the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir, and Stanley J. Thurston, Artistic Director Emeritus, the annual choral tribute brings the combined forces of more than 300 voices celebrating the power of music and the triumph of the human spirit in a concert that celebrates the past and embraces the hope of the future.