Choral Arts Humanitarian Award
Choral Arts Humanitarian Award 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, and Stanley J. Thurston, Artistic Director of the Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs, the annual choral tribute brings the combined force 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.
The Reverend Doctor Elbert Ransom, Jr. – 2019 Choral Arts Humanitarian Award Recipient
Past Humanitarian Award Recipients
Concert for Students and Community Tickets
The MLK Celebration Community Initiative features two of Choral Arts’ most important community programs: Community Tickets, which distributes tickets for the Living the Dream…Singing the Dream concert to area organizations, including homeless shelters, mentoring programs, and food banks; and our annual Concert for Students on February 4, 2020, which brings this music and Dr. King’s message to DC Public School students.
Did you know you that you can donate directly to the MLK initiative? Your support of these programs, which unite all segments of our Washington community—and our nation—through song and give expression to Dr. King’s message of peace, justice, and unity, is truly an investment in the transformative power of the arts.
To purchase tickets to the Concert for Students, contact Caryn Fraim, Deputy Director at 202.244.3669.