This fall season, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Mississippi’s Freedom Summer, the Oxford Civic Chorus presents a night of civil rights inspired music, titled Free at Last. Special guests include the University of Mississippi Gospel Choir, Mississippians Jazz Ensemble, Lafayette High School choir, Oxford High School choir, and Blue Ten Harmony.
The concert will begin with Dr. Lena McLin’s famous cantata, Free At Last: A Portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr., written in 1973. Chorus Director Brooke Worthy says, “The concert will highlight both Songs of Protest from the Civil Rights Era and Songs of Inspiration to provide the listener with an emotional turn through those hard times.” OCC Board President, Ann Harris agrees, “This is very moving and striking music. We are thrilled to share this event with other groups from the community.”
The concert will be held Monday, November 17, at 7:30pm at the Ford Center for Performing Arts, on the University of Mississippi campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They are available through the UM Box Office, http://olemissboxoffice.com, and will be available at the door on the evening of the performance. For more information, contact Brooke Worthy (662-801-6216 or firstname.lastname@example.org)