Please mark your calendars for “A Celebration of Negro Spirituals,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in the gymnasium of Mary N. Smith Cultural Enrichment Center. In a collaboration of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society; Mary N. Smith Alumni Association; and local church choirs, performers from all over the Shore will share their musical talents while we explore spirituals as signal and map songs in the journey of slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad.
With generous sponsorship from Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc., and WESR/Shore Daily News, the choral showcase will feature the United Voices of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Temperanceville; the Eastern Shore Connectional AME Choir, made up of singers from several AME choirs; the Anointed Word Choir from Anointed Word Church of God and Christ in Keller, as well as several Shore soloists including Catrina Satchell of Anointed Word and Inayah Mason, a senior at Arcadia High School who attends New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Painter.
Admission will be $10 at the door; cash or check only. No advance ticket sales. The cultural center is located at 24577 Mary N. Smith Road in Accomac.