Children of the Gospel Choir June 2023

Michele Fowlin, artistic director
Friday, June 2, 2023, 8:00 PM

Children of the Gospel Choir
Michele Fowlin, artistic director
Fri, Jun 2, 8 p.m.
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center

Season finale! Our stellar “COTG” take the stage in a one-of-a-kind program co-curated by the choir members themselves, speaking and singing out on matters of social justice. The spoken word and musical-style program bring thought-provoking and spirit-stirring messages of resistance, anticipation, and love in response to the news cycle. Led by award-winning educator Michele Fowlin, this impactful program features the music of Kirk Franklin, Tori Kelly, and Callie Day with special guests Francese Brooks, Anthony “Tony” Walker, Jordan Embrack, and the Katherine Smith Contemporary Dance Ensemble. One of the region’s most celebrated youth ensembles, the COTG have performed with Matthew Whitaker at the historic Lincoln Theater; at the White House (joined by Grammy-winning pop singer Sara Bareilles), Washington National Cathedral (at both the Inaugural Prayer Services for President Barack Obama and the National Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela), and many other prestigious venues. Seating at the venue is on a first-come basis.

American Sign Language interpretation is available for this performance. To reserve seating in the ASL section, please contact patronservices@WashingtonPerformingArts.org and our team will ensure your seats are allocated in the reserved section.

“We are a choir, but we are also so much more than that. We are a family that cares for and loves one another unconditionally.”

– COTG Member

Our Partners

Performances by the Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir are made possible through the generous support of Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated, together with the Edith Glick Shoolman Children’s Foundation.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Trista L.P. Colbert and Theodore Colbert; Mrs. Paula Seigle Goldman.

Gospel music programs at Washington Performing Arts are made possible through the generous support of the Beech Street Foundation and Mr. Jeffrey Bauman and Ms. Linda Fienberg; Hubert “Hank” Schlosberg† and the Schlosberg Family; The Dan Cameron Family Foundation; Bruce Rosenblum and Lori Laitman; Trista L. P. Colbert and Theodore Colbert; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Alison Francis; Lauren & Glen Howard; and an anonymous donor.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

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