Diane White-Clayton and Haquami Sharp
John Malveaux of
Attended multi-ethnic, multi-generational, interfaith January 14, 2017 annual concert celebrating life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sponsored by Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA) and Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The largely choral program included the combined choirs of Leo Baeck Temple, University of Southern California Thornton Chamber Singers and ICYOLA Choir. The orchestra consisted of combined players of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and ICYOLA conducted by Maestro Jeffrey Kahane of LA Chamber Orchestra or Maestro Charles Dickerson of ICYOLA. The deeply engaging program included four spirituals from the secular oratorio "A Child of our Time" by Sir Michael Tippett conducted by Maestro Kahane featuring soprano Diane White-Clayton, mezzo-soprano, Aleta Braxton, tenor Haquami Sharp, and bass Andre Kelly. See pic of mezzo-soprano Braxton and pic of soprano White-Clayton and tenor Sharp.