This is a kid-friendly concert, including spirituals like “Elijah Rock” and “This Little Light of Mine.”
“These composers are special,” Jordan said. “Jester Hairston and Moses Hogan inspired chorale groups around the world through their arrangements of spirituals, reviving and preserving an important piece of the American songbook. This is also a special concert for AMC, as the chorale had the privilege to sing in a concert conducted by Jester Hairston in 1985. A few of our long-time members sang in that concert and are still singing with us today.”
The concert will feature soloist J.E. McKissic, minister of music at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington and guest conductors Reginal Wright, choral director at Mansfield High School, and Derrick Brookings, director of choral activities at Plano Senior High School.
Performed Oct. 7-8 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Arlington; and Oct. 9 at the DeSoto Municipal City Hall, 211 E. Pleasant Run Road, DeSoto, Texas, in a concert free to the public.