Boston Landmarks One-City Choir
New England Spiritual Ensemble
Boston Public Schools
Christopher Wilkins, Conductor
Wednesday, August 28 at 6:30 PM
(Concert starts @7:00pm sharp!)
Rain location: Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
For directions to the Back Bay Events Center click here.
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Let's meet for our last evening of classical music on the Esplanade for the summer.
For tonight's finale, the orchestra honors one of the greatest speeches in American history, in a musical tribute to the inspiration and ideals that lie at the heart of Dr. King's dream. Sharing the stage will be the Boston Landmarks One-City Choir, the
New England Spiritual Ensemble, and singers from the Boston Public Schools.
Come out and enjoy the music under the open sky!
(For a list of this summer's concerts, click => here.)
I schedule these events for 6:30pm, so we have a chance to meet and socialize before the concert starts--I have a giant 12'x24' blue tarp I will lay out, and will have my meetup button on. (I have to get there by 6, or there is no space available for the tarp, so if you want to come earlier, that's fine too.) Seating space will be first-come-first sit, as it were, and latecomers may have to find their own nearby spot. Be forewarned: The orchestra gets started right at 7pm, so don't be late!
The program for this evening's concert will include:
Three Spirituals from A Child of Our Time (Tippett)
Cry, the Beloved Country (Weill)
Battle Hymn of the Republic (arr. Wilhousky)
'Martin Luther King' from Three Black Kings (Ellington)
I Have a Dream (Hoiby) (sung by tonight's soloist, Philip Lima)
Lincoln Portrait (Copland)