Renowned Aeolian Choir Performs as Part of Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations
RIT, George Eastman House, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church host performances
Jan. 6, 2011
by Michelle Cometa
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As part of the community celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the internationally renowned Aeolian Choir of Oakwood University will perform a concert at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 in Ingle Auditorium at Rochester Institute of Technology. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Aeolians of Huntsville, Ala., conducted by Jason Max Ferdinand, will present a repertoire of choral music and classic spirituals. First organized in 1946, the choir has traveled extensively around the world and has won numerous awards for its performances and recorded music.
Additionally, the choir will perform at several area churches and local organizations:
Jan. 22 (Short programs)
10:30 a.m. at the Jefferson Seventh Day Adventist Church, 309 Jefferson Ave.
11:30 a.m. at Breath of Life Church, 1410 Clifford Ave.
Jan. 23 (Full concerts)
Noon at the George Eastman House, 900 East Ave.
4 p.m. at the Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams St.
Noon–1 p.m. in Ingle Auditorium at Rochester Institute of Technology as part of the campus’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, “The Expressions of King’s Legacy.”