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A Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs
Michele Fowlin and Theodore Thorpe III, artistic directors
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Sunday, February 18, 2024, 7:00 p.m.
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

A must-see-and-hear annual highlight!

When the power of the human voice meets the spirit of community and the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the result is guaranteed to be joyous and inspiring—as thousands of Living the Dream… attendees over the years can attest. Join us as the combined Men, Women, and Children of the Gospel choirs of Washington Performing Arts, and the Choral Arts Chorus raise their voices in tribute both to Dr. King’s achievements and to his ongoing, indelible impact. Through song, inspirational stories, and special tributes by community leaders, Living the Dream…Singing the Dream ​unites all who honor Dr. King's ideals.

This performance is co-presented with The Choral Arts Society of Washington.

This performance is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

Washington Performing Arts is committed to ensuring visitors of all abilities can experience the performances and programs we present. We partner with our venues to ensure accommodations are available. For specific questions about accessibility at our Kennedy Center events, please visit https://www.kennedy-center.org/visit/accessibility or contact us at patronservices@washingtonperformingarts.org.


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 Rudy Burwell and Mona Mohib, in loving memory of Rudolph Burwell, Sr.

Gospel music programs at Washington Performing Arts are made possible in part through the generous support of The Beech Street Foundation and Mr. Jeffrey Bauman and Ms. Linda Fienberg; The Dan Cameron Family Foundation; Bruce Rosenblum and Lori Laitman; Trista L. P. Colbert and Theodore Colbert; Hubert “Hank” Schlosberg† and the Schlosberg Family; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Alison Francis; Lauren and 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; and the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.


DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities