The “Let My People Go!” concert, organized by The Choir Project, is the closing event for “Harvesting Hope,” an inter-faith weekend of events, sponsored by Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church (Naples, FL), to raise community awareness about the issues surrounding human trafficking. “Let My People Go!” is a powerful embodiment in music, text, image and dance of the human story inherent in the oft-times hidden issue of trafficking. This 75 minute program will trace the enslaved’s journey from lament, to hope, freedom, healing, and finally to justice. Music includes choral works, African-American spirituals, folk music and living composers’ scores, including works by Joan Szymko, Stephen Paulus, Randall Stroope, Ysaye Barnwell, Mark Miller and Rosephanye Powell. Performers/artists include: Lumina, the Choir Project’s women’s vocal ensemble conducted by Dr. Marian Dolan, Atlanta vocalist T. Reneé Crutcher, dancers from the Outside the Box Studio, local actors/readers, and visual images from various photographers and The Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
Admission to the concert is free but tickets are needed because seating space is limited. Make your ticket reservation here at Brown Paper Tickets. A freewill offering will be taken. Sanctuary concert space will open for seating at 3:30pm for 4pm concert.
Come add your voice of support by joining us to sing “Let My People Go!”
Listen to a musical samples:
• “I Dream a World” – Joan Szymko, music; Langston Hughes, text: DreamAWorld
• “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” – arr., F. Heath MotherlessChild
Watch the video “With These Hands I Demand the Future.”