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'Let Justice Roll' Celebrates Black History Month with music and Letter from a Birmingham Jail


February 10, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Christ Church of Summit and Drew University of Madison present “Let Justice Roll." Concert performances will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. at Drew University's Concert Hall. Purchase tickets online at www.ccsnj.org/letjusticeroll Cost: $20 adults and $5 students.  * Transactions are carried out securely through PayPal using your credit or debit card. Confirmation from PayPal will be sent to you by email. Tickets will be held at the door.

The feature work "Let Justice Roll," is a musical adaptation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," composed by Mark A. Miller, Minister of Music at Christ Church in Summit, composer, and faculty member at Drew and Yale Universities. The narrator will be Stacey Robinson, native of South Carolina, graduate of the Juilliard School with an extensive opera career.

Miller has composed most of the music and will introduce a new piece inspired by words from President Obama's inaugural address "From Seneca Falls, from Selma to Stonewall...we've come a long way but our journey isn't over." The concert features different musical communities coming together to sing and celebrate about social justice. The Drew Ubuntu Pan African Choir and the Christ Church Chancel Choir will perform the concert with special invited singers and instrumentalists.

Christ Church is located at 561 Springfield Avenue (corner of Springfield and New England Avenues) in Summit. Drew University is located at 6 Madison Ave, Madison. For information call (908) 273-5549 weekdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.ccsnj.org/letjusticeroll.

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