Sunday, December 30, 2012

Florida Avenue Baptist Church/National Symphony Orchestra: Emancipation Jubilation concert -- Sunday, 01-13-2013

Passed along by Bloomingdale resident Dianne Barnes:

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Florida Avenue Baptist Church Presents
in Concert
with the National Symphony Orchestra
Emancipation Jubilation

On Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 5:00 PM, the Florida Avenue Baptist Church (FABC) commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, with Emancipation Jubilation, an original composition by Mr. William H. Sydnor, Sr., FABC Minister of Music. Featured are an ensemble of musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and the combined choirs of FABC and other churches of the Shaw neighborhood.
Now in its 2nd year, as a part of NSO’s 2013 “In Your Neighborhood” series, the Florida Avenue Baptist Church’s Emancipation Jubilation Concert is one of more than thirty events by twenty partnering organizations taking place in the U Street, Howard University, Shaw, and Logan Circle communities. All events are free and open to the public, but some venues may have a food or drink minimum.  All events take place between Tuesday, January 8 and Monday, January 14.
Location:         Florida Avenue Baptist Church
Address:          623 Florida Avenue, NW (across the street from the Howard Theatre)
Date/Time:      Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Admission:      Free and open to the public
Contact:          (202) 667 – 3409
Located in the LeDroit Park community, Florida Avenue Baptist Church is proud of its 100 year commitment to preserving the traditions of African American music.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO.
The National Symphony Orchestra's Community Engagement Program is made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Irene Pollin.
Additional support is provided by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Linda and Tobia Mercuro, and Tina and Albert Small Jr.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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