Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Co-Presentation with Washington Performing Arts
Tickets for this performance have been transferred to Washington Performing Arts. Please call 202.785.9727 for tickets or visit washingtonperformingarts.org.
The Choral Arts Chorus and the Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs raise joyful voices in performing the powerful music that has given voice to the voiceless for generations in this 29th annual choral tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The collaboration of styles, music, ages, and cultures provides a powerful and moving performance.
During this performance Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell (Sweet Honey in the Rock) will present the 2017 Choral Arts Humanitarian Award to Ruby Bridges, the first African-American student to attend William Frantz Public School in New Orleans. Today, Ruby is chair of the Ruby Bridges Foundation, which promotes “the values of tolerance, respect, and appreciation of all differences.”
Choral Arts Chorus | Bio
Scott Tucker, artistic director | Bio
Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs | Bio
Stanley J. Thurston, artistic director | Bio
Michele Fowlin, conductor | Bio
The Choral Arts Society of Washington gratefully acknowledges its 2016-2017 Season Sponsors (as of 10/21/2016):
SunTrust Foundation | ECS Federal, LLC | Mars, Incorporated | PE Systems, Inc.
The Choral Arts Society of Washington appreciates the on-going support of: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program & the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts National Endowment for the Arts.