Door Community Auditorium (DCA) invites all singers and music lovers onto the DCA stage Tuesday, February 19 to perform with Damien Sneed and his ensemble as they present “We Shall Overcome,” a musical celebration of Martin Luther King.
Choristers need not be advanced singers, merely enthusiastic participants. Experience reading music is helpful but not a must. “We Shall Overcome” regularly partners with local choirs and singers in their performances. Singers must be available not only for the 7 p.m. performance on February 19, but also for a 4 p.m. sound check on the 19th, as well as one rehearsal. Rehearsals will take February 12 at 7 p.m. at DCA, as well as February 11 and 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Institute. All choristers will receive free admission for themselves and a guest to “We Shall Overcome.”
Inspired by the words and action of Martin Luther King, “We Shall Overcome” showcases repertoire from the African-American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists, interwoven with spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. Producer and Musical Director Damien Sneed has collaborated on major original works with Wynton Marsalis, accompanied Jessye Norman, and toured extensively with Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and the Clark Sisters. In “We Shall Overcome,” Sneed weaves together a living lineage of music that includes gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway, and spirituals, acknowledging influences as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, and Nina Simone.
With questions, or to purchase tickets for “We Shall Overcome,” please contact DCA, located at 3926 Highway 42, Fish Creek. The DCA box office is open Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m. More information at (920) 868-2728 or www.dcauditorium.org.