We have a dream. Let Freedom Sing!
Concerts inspire for sixth year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend
Be inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the dynamic music of The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir at Let Freedom Sing! Spoken-word artist Vanessa German weaves her original oratory with King’s words throughout two free concerts on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. There is no charge for admission, but monetary donations will be freely accepted. Both concerts benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the Westmoreland County Food Bank.
In its sixth year, Let Freedom Sing! brings together black and white communities, city neighborhoods and suburbs, young and old participants and audience members in the spirit of Dr. King’s vision. The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir is joined by city and suburban high school and church choirs, Ms. German, and other special guests in more than a dozen musical selections.
Each concert opens with The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir's set of choral pieces. The Choir then joins forces with: Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church Choir, Franklin Regional HS Chorus, Greater Pittsburgh Unitarian Universalist Church Choirs, McKeesport HS Choir, Norwin HS Choir, Wilkinsburg HS Choir, and others singers from the community.
Saturday's concert on Jan. 19 features acclaimed folk singer Ellen Gozion, performing a set of American folk songs. Monday’s concert on Jan. 21 features jazz singer Carolyn Perteete, a Murrysville native.
Co-artistic directors: Rev. Dr. Herbert V.R.P. Jones, director of The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir and
Kris Rust, director of choirs, Franklin Regional High School Donations accepted