Lift Every Voice and Sing: Remembering Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This April, we honor the extraordinary contributions of America’s greatest champion for civil rights, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Though his death came too soon, Dr. King’s spirit lives on in his words and the music he loved. We’ll sing Adolphus Hailstork’s dramatic cantata I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes plus a rich array of music from the African American tradition, including Jester Hairston’s Amen, William Grant Still’s Here’s One, Andre Thomas’s Keep Your Lamps, Larry Fleming’s Give Me Jesus, and our own Tim Graf’s Deep River. We’ll salute the Civil Rights Movement with We Shall Overcome and Lift Every Voice and Sing¸ the unofficial African American national anthem of faith and hope. We’ll remember Dr. King with U2’s MLK and the last music he ever heard, Precious Lord. Fifty years later, Dr. King’s message of equality, justice, and peace still shines to guide us through the darkness.
“Life’s piano can only produce the melodies of brotherhood when it is recognized that the black keys are as basic, necessary, and beautiful as the white keys.” ~ Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Date: Sunday, April 15th at 3pm
- Location: Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
- 301 County Road 19
- Excelsior, MN 55331
- Fully handicapped accessible facility. Elderly parking available.
- Ticket price: $18 for adults – $10 for students (17 and younger)
- Buy tickets: Available at the door or directly from MCS members
- Group ticket discounts: Contact our Ticket Sales Chair
- Tickets online: Use your credit card via our secure button below and pick up your tickets at the Will Call desk.
Friends of MCS
Tickets purchased online will be available at the Will Call desk on the day of the concert.
Sponsorship will be recognized online and in the Concert Program.
Minnetonka Choral Society
If you would like to join us, support our non-profit organization or buy concert tickets, please call 952-476-1922 or contact the MCS. We look forward to sharing beautiful music with you!