The Cantilena Chamber Choir will present a Martin Luther King weekend Psalms and Spirituals open sing with the Urban Choral Arts Society from Baltimore, Maryland. The program will remember Dr. King in poems and speeches and a spiritual sing along with the choirs. All words and music will be provided.
The program will highlight They Called Her Moses, a work about the life of American abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubmanwritten by choral director and composer Robert DeCormier, with settings of several well-known spirituals. The performance is dedicated to DeCormier, who died Nov. 7 at the age of 95.
Winners of the Berkshire Eagle-sponsored Martin Luther King student essay contest will read their winning entries.
The Urban Choral Arts Society, a combined choir of youth and adults, is a based at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural center and dedicated to improving the achievement and esteem of Baltimore area youth through music and cultural arts. Its mission is to build a community of artists, preserve music of the African diaspora, and empower youth with competitive artistic skills for innovation.