You don’t want to miss Boston Arts Academy students paying tribute to Aretha Franklin—twice named “the greatest singer of all time” by Rolling Stone.
This entertaining production showcases the best of all the Boston Arts Academy’s departments’ artistic work through an interdisciplinary collaboration. This year, BAA is partnering with Roxbury Community College to put on the production at their Media Arts Center.
Boston Arts Academy vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers, actors, filmmakers, fashion designers, and visual artists will celebrate Aretha Franklin’s impact on R&B and Gospel music as well as her social activism. Come see how BAA students interpret this 20th century cultural icon.
Open to anyone in the community, tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.
Prior to the Friday evening performance, the BAA Champion Award will be presented to Former First Lady of Massachusetts Diane Patrick at a reception. Tickets are $100.
To purchase tickets for the performance and/or reception, visit https://bostonartsacademy.org/respect/.
Experience the power of singing gospel music with more than 250 others as part of the Arlington-based Mystic Chorale, led by award-winning director and composer, Jonathan Singleton. Mystic Chorale is a non-audition, non-profit, volunteer-run community chorus. The ability to read music, while helpful, is not required. Its motto is, “We welcome all who love to sing!”
This season the chorus will sing a diverse mix of spirituals, traditional and contemporary gospel, all united by themes of love and hope. The concert program will feature gospel classics like Dottie Peoples’ He’s an On-Time God; Rain on Us by John P. Kee; Marvelous; as well as Mystic Gospel favorites Holy Ground and Swing Low Sweet Chariot!
Mystic will be joined by fabulous guest artist Athene Wilson, an award-winning jazz, gospel and R&B vocalist whose singing career began at the tender age of seven in a small Pentecostal church in Jamaica. Athene has toured nationally and internationally to great acclaim and has accompanied Patti LaBelle, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson and James Taylor as a background singer.
8 weeks of rehearsals begin on Tuesday, January 7, 2019 7:30-9:30pm at First Parish Unitarian, 630 Mass Ave., Arlington Center. Concert weekend is Saturday, February 29th and Sunday, March 31 at Converse Hall at Tremont Temple in Boston.
View GIVE HIM GLORY from a previous season to get a taste of the Mystic Gospel experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDYXMOmVM_c
Visit http://mysticchorale.org for more information and/or to sign up.
I am writing to invite you to a Single Release Concert and Poetry Night at Charles Street AME in Dorchester on June 14th at 7 pm.
I have been in the United Kingdom for the past 4 years at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland where I recently completed my PhD program.
My PhD graduation is on July 10th back in the UK which I will be attending. However, I don’t want to go alone. I want to return with my family (four of us). Unfortunately, I don’t have the funds to purchase four flight tickets and pay for hotel accommodation for the brief time in the UK. So, I decided to release a single I have been working on at a concert and poetry night. Attached is the flyer.
I will also be singing from my previous two gospel albums, reading from my upcoming book on Poetic Expressions as well as commenting on social and penal issues from my book: Locked Up and Locked Down: Multitude Lingers in Limbo Revised Edition. Below is the Eventbrite link for more details. Thanks for your support.
The Mystic Chorale, one of Greater Boston’s favorite community choruses, presents its annual Gospel concert. Led by award-winning gospel director Jonathan Singleton, the 250-voices-strong chorale and 5-piece band presents two joyful and spirit-filled performances featuring a mix of music rooted in the African American gospel tradition.
This year’s exciting program includes an eclectic mix of gospel sourced from all around the world, including the Soweto Gospel Choir’s Woza Meli Wami, Irish composer Brian Houston’s So That I Can Walk In Your Way, and American Gospel composer Hezekiah Walker’s Better! The chorus will continue its celebration of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin’s enormous contribution to gospel music by singing the inspirational Never Gonna Break My Faith.
This program of songs of love and hope is guaranteed to lift your spirits!
WHEN: Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 3rd at 3:30 pm
WHERE: Converse Hall, Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont Street, Boston (one block from Park Street T)
TICKETS: $20 (children under 10, free) available at www.mysticchorale.org