Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Charleston Gospel Choir Returns After Two and a Half Year Covid-19 Hiatus: A Tribute Honoring the Legacy of Denmark Vesey | Sat June 25 | Charleston

Second Presbyterian Church

The critically acclaimed Charleston Gospel Choir, in partnership with Second Presbyterian Church, will present an evening of moving narration and music entitled A Tribute Honoring the Legacy of Denmark Vesey, Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 6 p.m., 342 Meeting Street, Charleston SC. This event is free and open to the public.

After a two and half year hiatus due to Covid-19 the Charleston Gospel Choir will pay homage to the extraordinary 200-year legacy and life of Denmark Vesey, a self-educated Black man who planned the most extensive slave rebellion in U.S. history in Charleston, 1822. This event is in partnership with the congregation of Second Presbyterian Church, led by Senior Paster Cress Darwin.

The Choir will perform moving spirituals and gospel standards including Lawd, How Come Me Heah, Heaven Help Us All, and To Be Young Gifted and Black.

“The African American choral tradition is known as one of the common denominators that can bring a community together. The Charleston Gospel Choir’s history as community choir in residence at Second Presbyterian Church dates to 2008 and it is an honor to contribute our music and connect with people who value history and the vast array of contributions since Charleston’s founding in 1670,” said Lee Pringle, Founder and Artistic Director, Charleston Gospel Choir.

Charleston Gospel Choir

A Tribute Honoring the Legacy of Denmark Vesey

Dr. Jason A. Dungee, guest conductor

Saturday, June 25, 6 p.m.

Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29403

Free| General Admission


About the Charleston Gospel Choir

Now in its twenty-second year, the Charleston Gospel Choir celebrates and performs gospel, spirituals, and sacred music for annual concert events including a Palm Saturday weekend performance, Charleston Gospel Christmas, and regional events throughout the Southeast with numerous engagements internationally including Paris, London, Rome, Prague, and Ghana, West Africa. www.charlestongospelchoir.org

Charleston Gospel Choir • PO Box 22724 • Charleston SC • 29413-2724


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