The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers presents their production of “Bridges” on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at St. Bernadette Church in the Baldwin Hills community of Los Angeles.
“Bridges” is a dramatization in song and narration that chronicles the events that took place 50 years ago during the three weekend marches to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. This led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and many of the freedoms American citizens enjoy today because of the struggles, sacrifices and many times death, of the brave and determined men, women, and children who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Screen writer, choreographer and Stage Manager, Douglas Griffin has fused the a cappella repertoire of the Jubilee Singers with the events of the time, to bring a unique experience that only the Jubilee Singers could provide.
Dr. McNeil, resident of CA, LAUSD educator, retired Music Professor at UC-Davis and Artistic Director of the Singers have travelled since 1968 to more than 77 countries and 48 states, sharing the spirit, beauty and majesty of the Negro Spiritual to the world. The Singers are “bringin’ it home, again” to Baldwin Hills at the beautiful and historic St Bernadette Church, 3825 Don Felipe Drive. 5PM
Other noted musicians will be a part of the production, including Motivational Speaker and tap dancer, Dr. David Sharp, from Crystal Cathedral’s “Glory of Christmas” Productions, Bradley Baker - both former Jubilee Singers, members of the Jubilee Singers Reunion Choir, members of Byron J. Smith’s Spirit Chorale & Perry Hayes and The United Men’s Chorus of LA. Truly, a music community WILL remember.
Call the information Hotline at (424) 228-9220 for ticketing information. Or, go to www.amjsla.org on the internet. Tickets: $25 general seating / $40 selected limited seating. Discounts for Seniors, Students and groups 6 or more are available.