4th Annual “Stayed on Freedom” a Musical Celebration of Black History Month
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
1022 Nelson St at Burrard
The City Soul Choir (director – Brian Tate) and The Marcus Mosely Chorale (directors – Marcus Mosely, Darlene Ketchum, Bill Sample) are pleased to announce their 4th annual co-production: STAYED ON FREEDOM! A Musical Celebration of Black History Month. The evening will feature a rich tapestry of musical styles drawn from Black traditions. Aside from the two choirs you’ll hear the vocal trio TriVo (Dawn Pemberton, Karla Mundy, Brian Tate); and the vocal quartet What It Is (Mimi Beyene, Cass King, Patti Powell, Carol Wiedemann). Very special guest solo artists include Dawn Pemberton, who has just released her soulful, long-awaited debut CD “Say Somethin'” to international acclaim; gospel vocalist Will Sanders of The Sojourners fame; and the return of Vancouver’s elegant first lady of jazz, Eleanor Collins, who in 2014 was named a Member of the Order of Canada. Local keyboard wizards Bill Sample and Michael Creber will provide accompaniment. Our emcee is Marc Lindy of Co-op Radio’s Gospel Train; Marc is a tireless supporter of music and choirs in Vancouver. This event is a partial fundraiser to honour Leon Bibb and support his foundation ‘A Step Ahead’, an anti-racism school program (www.astepaheadfoundation.ca). Tickets are available through choir members, or online through The Marcus Mosely Chorale’s website http://www.themarcusmoselychorale.ca/events.