Friday, February 24, 2012

Patrick D. McCoy of 'DC Music Director poised to lead SC African American Sacred Music Festival'

[The Washington, D. C. based music director, Richard Odom will return to Orangeburg, Sourth Carolina to conduct the 2012 African American Sacred Music Festival (Credits: Patrick D. McCoy)]

DC Performing Arts Examiner

Richard Odom, who is currently based in Washington, D.C. is set to lead the 2012 African American Sacred Music Festival in South Carolina.  The festival theme is 'A Journey from Slavery to Emancipation  through Songs:  Preserving the legacy of African American Sacred Music.'  Hosted by the Orangeburg-Wilkinson High school Chorus Department and Chorus Booster Club, the festival will celebrate eighteen years of celebrating the African American music tradition.  The festival begins Friday, February 24, 2012 and Saturday morning, February 25, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“The festival will culminate on Sunday, February 26 with a 6:00 p.m. concert at New Mount Zion Baptist Church located at 1785 Amelia Street, Orangeburg, SC. Featured on the program will be music of the African American tradition: spirituals, congregational songs, early gospel and contemporary gospel.”

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