"Songs of Liberation" by MLK Community Choir SD w/Guest Marshall Voit

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"Songs of Liberation" by MLK Community Choir SD w/Guest Marshall Voit

With special guest Marshall Voit on vocals and guitar

By First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego

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Date and time

Saturday, June 10 · 7:30 - 9pm PDT


First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego - Hillcrest 298 West Arbor Drive San Diego, CA 92103

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The repertoire of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego is primarily gospel, both traditional and contemporary. Unlike traditional gospel choirs, we include a part for bass and baritone. The choir is also proficient in Negro spirituals, anthems, and oratorios. With the exception of classical pieces and some Negro spiritual arrangements, the music is taught by rote, after the oral tradition from which the music comes. Participants are non-auditioned, needing only to be able to sing in tune. Some vocal training is provided and some coaching for those who don’t read music. Our purpose is to raise funds through a series of concerts for educational grants that we distribute to aspiring college-bound high school majors in Visual and Performing Arts from the San Diego County area.

The Choir will be joined by First UU San Diego music director Marshall Voit, who has spent 20 years studying and performing music for social justice and social change. Marshall will open the concert with a program of freedom and justice songs that he’s collected during that time, including protest music classics, original compositions, and lesser known but equally moving songs for social change.

About the organizer

First Unitarian Universalist (UU) Church of San Diego has offered a unique religious voice of freedom, reason, and tolerance since 1873. We do not tell you what you must believe. We don't ask you to check your mind at the door. Instead we invite you to join in a conversation with us about the meaning of life, love, and service. At First UU, we encourage you to ask the big questions of life. What do my life and death mean? How do I live with integrity? How can I love well? What gifts of service can I bring to help the world heal? Together we explore the answers of humanity's wisdom traditions--not only from Jewish and Christian sources but also from the world's religions, from nature, from science, and from modern thought. First UU has an administrative staff, board of directors, and vibrant volunteer community. We host a variety of church groups and spiritual pathways.

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