A collaborative gospel and choral performance by the Ashley Hall Chamber and Red Choirs, as well as Charleston’s Oh Happy Day Singers. All ticket sales from this night of musical unity will benefit the Clementa C. Pinckney Foundation, in honor of the late reverend of Mother Emanuel AME Church.
The Ashley Hall Chamber and Red Choirs, directed by Catherine Clarkson, include students from grades nine through twelve who typically perform classical music. A senior member of the Chamber Choir, Anna Bitter, is organizing this event as it pertains to her Senior Project, in which she has also studied music’s potential to alleviate racial tension. Inspired by the Charleston Illumination Project which fosters strong relationships between the community and the Charleston police department, the concert attempts to promote this kind of unity.
The Oh Happy Day Singers, led by Pastor Carl Bright, perform frequently around Charleston and enchant their audiences with powerful choral and solo renditions. They are collaborating with the Ashley Hall student choirs to grasp the sound, emotion, and message portrayed in gospel music. This concert will serve as a metaphorical bridge between choirs, communities, and music genres.
Thanks to the graciousness of Reverend Dr. Middleton, of the Mount Zion AME Church, the concert will be held in his historic church. Tickets ($10) are limited and are distributed on a first come first serve basis. All children under 6 can participate free of charge. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-music-bridge-tickets-42427023369.
Tickets can be purchased at the door but are not guaranteed, as seats are limited. Only cash is accepted at the door.