And Still We Rise: African American Music through the Ages
Saturday, February 1, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The concert “And Still We Rise: African American Music through the Ages” will feature the Baha’i House of Worship Choir, led by Van Gilmer, and the Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Philip Simmons.
The program includes a multi-cultural repertoire that reflects the Baha’i belief in the unity of humanity. Gilmer, a powerful soloist and composer, will take the audience on a journey through the history of African American music from Negro Spirituals to contemporary Baha’i Gospel, which are Baha’i writings sung in Gospel style.
The Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra will perform with the choir as well as contribute orchestral compositions by African American composers, including the jazz music of Edward “Duke” Ellington.
Lower Level, Foundation Hall
FREE admission. No tickets required. Arrive early for easy parking.