Don’t miss the last Music with a Mission concert of the season when we welcome Bennie L. Williams Spiritual Voices on Friday, February 22 at 7 pm. Ms. Williams is a renowned and nationally recognized director and teacher of music, and her choir ensemble will present an uplifting evening of spirituals for your musical enjoyment.
Spirituals are songs created by communities of Africans enslaved in North America during the 18th and 19th Centuries. Arising out of dislocation, violence, and loss, the songs express the sorrow and pain of life without freedom and the hope and endurance of humanity unbowed by oppression. The Bennie L Williams Spiritual Voices is a community choir committed to preserving, performing, and celebrating these profound songs that underlie characteristically American music, such as gospel, jazz, blues, R & B, and hip hop.
Our mission partner for this concert will be Colorado Haiti Project, which has been working with community leaders in the rural town of Petit Trou de Nippes for over 29 years, supporting community-driven programs in education, community health, water and hygiene, girls’ and women’s empowerment, and agriculture.