Chelsea Tipton II, Guest Conductor
Tribute Performance to Honor One-Year Anniversary of Charleston Church Attack
Featuring Charleston Gospel Choir and Charleston Spiritual Ensemble
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2016 Charleston SC—The Charleston Gospel Choir and Charleston Spiritual Ensemble will join area orchestral musicians in a benefit performance honoring the one-year anniversary (June 17, 2015) of the tragic shooting, victims and survivors at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, on Saturday June 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street, downtown Charleston.
A portion of ticket sales from the Musicians United Mother Emanuel AME 9 remembrance will benefit the Mother Emanuel AME Church Memorial Building Fund.
One of nine events leading up to the one-year anniversary, this culminating event will feature moving spirituals, gospel, and orchestrations highlighted by dramatic arias from lyric soprano Manna JnJoi and baritone Washington Isaac Holms, under the director of Maestro Chelsea Tipton.
“The music will honor our fallen brothers and sisters which for the moment will allow us all to reflect and work towards healing. The Lowcountry was my home for many years and I feel a special connection to this event and am honored to contribute using music to help heal the community,” says Maestro Tipton.
“Musicians United brings the greater community together in music and song and renew our faith in unity and love. The musicians have all donated their time. Pairing the choral groups with orchestral musicians and guest vocalists we hope will help heal Charleston and its surrounding communities,” said Lee Pringle, event producer.
Tickets: $25 adults; $20 seniors; $10 students available at www.gaillardcenter.com or (843) 242-3099
Sponsored in part by Charleston Magazine and South Carolina Federal Credit Union