Indiana University Northwest will celebrate the birth and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a free performance by the IU African American Choral Ensemble on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Savannah Center Auditorium.
The Choral Ensemble, based at IU Bloomington, delivers a broad repertoire of spirituals, fold forms, traditional and contemporary gospel music and formally composed works by African American artists. James E. Mumford directs the more than 80 voices that make up the sounds of joy, sorrow, reflection and celebration, that express the rich and varied traditions of African American choral music and the complexity of the Black American experience.
The African American Choral Ensemble is one of three ensembles of the IU African American Arts Institute, which is one of the premier university performing arts programs in the nation. The AAAI seeks to promote and preserve African American culture through performance, education, creative activity, research and outreach.
This event is sponsored locally by the Diversity Programming Group of the Center for Cultural Discovery and Learning, Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Student Services Administration at IU Northwest.
For more information, please contact Multicultural Affairs at (219) 980-6763.