Lowcountry Voices To Pay Tribute To Aretha Franklin At Annual MLK Concert

The Annual Martin Luther King Commemorative Concert, sponsored by the North Charleston Cultural Affairs Department, will feature the popular and internationally acclaimed Lowcountry Voices on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at 5PM at the St. Matthew Baptist Church on 2005 Reynolds Avenue, North Charleston. The theme for this highly anticipated musical concert is Honoring King…Respecting The Queen, as the choir seeks to present the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. thru song, and lift up the legacy of the Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin, who often accompanied Dr. King on many of his civil rights marches and events. It promises to be an evening of glorious, uplifting music.

Lowcountry Voices, the choir known for their use of authentic kente cloth multi colored stoles, is a multi-diverse choir of nearly 70 voices consisting of singers from various religious affiliations, ranging in age from high school students to senior and seasoned vocalists. Having just completed the first half of a busy 2018-2019 season, LCV, as the choir is affectionately known, is coming off a whirlwind of high profile performances inclusive of an October New Jersey Tour, a SRO Gospel Meets Jazz at Christmas Concert with Charlton Singleton at Mt. Zion AME Church, as well as a highly anticipated performance in Hollywood for the Baptist Hill HS Alumni Assn/Class of 1962.

The January 19th MLK Concert will feature a diverse repertoire of selections from the musical genres of hymns, spirituals, classic arrangements, and traditional/contemporary gospel music which will speak to the life and legacy of Dr. King. The added feature will be the tribute to Aretha Franklin with performances of some of her great gospel hits such as Precious Lord, O Mary Don’t You Weep, and of course songs she led during the marches with Dr. King such as Amazing Grace. The featured guest artist is Ms. Javetta Campbell who is known for her spirited and soulful renditions of gospel greats. The concert will also feature Charleston vocal icon, Tony Burke, who will open the concert with the popular MLK favorite, If I Can Help Somebody.

There is free admission to this event, but attendees are encouraged to obtain a ticket to gain entrance to the concert. Tickets are available at the following ticket sites: North Charleston City Hall/NCCAD-2nd floor, and the St. Matthew Baptist Church Office. There will be ample parking and police security for all attending the event. Doors will open at 4:00PM in anticipation of a capacity audience in attendance.

For further information, visit the choir’s website at www.lowcountryvoices.com or contact Sandra Barnhardt, Events Manager at 843.609.5137. Tickets will also be available for will call by visiting [email protected]

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