ST LOUIS SYMPHONY IN UNISON CHORUS COMMUNITY CONCERT
Performance scheduled at Ferguson church Sunday, April 26
ST. LOUIS—The St. Louis Symphony’s IN UNISON Chorus will perform its annual Community Concert Sunday, April 26 at Greater Grace Church in Ferguson. Doors open for this free concert at 6pm, the performance starts at 7pm. Seating is first-come, first-served.
The chorus, led by Director Kevin McBeth, will sing songs of hope, peace and unity during the concert, and will be accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony. Nationally recognized choral conductor and composer Dr. Rollo Dilworth returns to his hometown to guest conduct the IN UNISON chorus during this special evening.
The IN UNISON program, celebrating its 20th anniversary this season, includes dozens of predominantly African- American churches throughout the St. Louis area. St. Louis Symphony musicians perform at IN UNISON churches, and scholarships are awarded to students from member churches who are seeking their college degrees in music or music education. The IN UNISON Chorus is comprised of vocalists from IN UNISON churches, and performs twice a season at Powell Hall.
IN UNISON is supported by the Monsanto Fund.
Founded in 1880 and now in its 135th season, the St. Louis Symphony is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. In September 2005, internationally acclaimed conductor David Robertson became the 12th Music Director, the second American-born conductor to hold that post in the Orchestra’s history. The St. Louis Symphony strives for artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community connection while meeting its mission statement: enriching people’s live through the power of music. The Symphony presents a full season of classical programs and Live at Powell Hall concerts and hundreds of free education and community programs each year. Media partners include St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 –KWMU, which broadcasts the Symphony’s Saturday night subscription concerts live, and The Nine Network, which regularly features STL Symphony performances on its Night at the Symphony program.