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North Charleston to Host Annual Free MLK Jr. Tribute Concert with Lowcountry Voices on January 15

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is proud to sponsor the annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concert by the popular and internationally acclaimed Lowcountry Voices on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 5:00pm. The concert, titled Remembrance, will take place at St. Matthew Baptist Church, located at 2005 Reynolds Avenue, North Charleston. Admission is free, but an entry ticket is required. Face coverings are mandatory, and all attendees must show proof of vaccination to be admitted.

Lowcountry Voices (LCV), a multicultural and ethnically diverse choral performing arts organization, will mark their return to the stage since March 2020 during this musical celebration. Under the dynamic direction of Nathan L. Nelson, the group will pay tribute to the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as those family and community members we have lost over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, with songs of hope, strength, perseverance, and thanksgiving. The program will offer a mix of spirituals and traditional and modern gospel, including one of Dr. King’s favorite songs, If I Can Help Somebody.

Lowcountry Voices, known as the choir with the authentic, multi-colored kente cloth stoles, consists of singers ranging from high school students to senior and seasoned vocalists. The choir is dedicated to performing a standard choral repertoire with special emphasis on African American music, including Black gospel, jazz, and spirituals. The 501(c)(3) performing arts organization focuses on these genres as they were nurtured and performed in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Lowcountry Voices has performed in multiple venues throughout South Carolina, as well as across the United States and abroad. The group has shared the stage with music legend James Taylor, was honored to sing at the services for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney, the slain pastor of the Mother Emanuel AME tragedy, and has participated in many collaborations with individuals and groups such as the North Charleston Pops!, artist Jonathan Green, and African American choral music icon Roland Carter. For more information, visit www.lowcountryvoices.com.

Tickets for Remembrance are available for pick up from the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office on the second floor of North Charleston City Hall, located at 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406, beginning January 3, 2022. Tickets may also be received via mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Tickets/City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, PO Box 190016, North Charleston, SC 29419-9016. Please consider time for mailed in requests to be received and returned. Doors will open at 4:00pm. Unclaimed seats will be available to non-ticket holders 15 minutes prior to concert time.

For more information about this concert or other programs and services offered by the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, call 843-740-5854, email [email protected], or visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website.