The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is sponsoring the annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concert by the popular and internationally acclaimed Lowcountry Voices on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 5:00pm. The concert, titled Hold Fast: I Dream a World, will take place at St. Matthew Baptist Church, located at 2005 Reynolds Avenue, North Charleston. Admission is free, but an entry ticket is required.
This year’s concert takes its theme from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and Langston Hughes’ poem, “I Dream a World.” Under the dynamic direction of Nathan L. Nelson, Lowcountry Voices will offer a moving program of gospel songs, spirituals, and anthems to inspire the realization of those dreams.
Lowcountry Voices, known as the choir with the authentic, multi-colored kente cloth stoles, is a multicultural and ethnically diverse choir consisting of singers ranging from high school students to senior and seasoned vocalists. The choir is dedicated to performing a standard choral repertoire with special emphasis on African-American music, including Black gospel, jazz, and spirituals. The 501(c)(3) performing arts organization focuses on these genres as they were nurtured and performed in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Lowcountry Voices has performed in multiple venues throughout South Carolina, as well as across the United States and abroad. The group has shared the stage with music legend James Taylor, was honored to sing at the services for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney, the slain pastor of the Mother Emanuel AME tragedy, and has participated in many collaborations with individuals and groups such as the North Charleston Pops!, artist Jonathan Green, and African American choral music icon Roland Carter. For more information, visit www.lowcountryvoices.com.
Tickets for Hold Fast: I Dream a World are available for pick up from the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office on the second floor of North Charleston City Hall, located at 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406, as well as St. Matthew Baptist Church, located at 2005 Reynolds Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405. Tickets may also be received via mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Tickets/City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC 29419-9016 by Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Will Call tickets may also be requested by e-mail through January 17 at [email protected] Doors will open at 4:00pm. Unclaimed seats will be available to non-ticket holders 15 minutes prior to concert time.
For more information about this concert or other programs and services offered by the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, call 843-740-5854, email [email protected], or visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at www.northcharleston.org.