Emancipation Again

The Musical Freedom Trail – Works by Glenn McClure

UAB Music Presents “Voices of Freedom” World Premiere Concert

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  • Price: Free
  • Date: Sat, Jan 19, 2013
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Venue: Alys Stephens Center
  • Location: 1200 10th Ave. S., Birmingham, Alabama

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Honor Choir, under the direction of UAB Music’s Brian Kittredge, will present “Voices of Freedom,” a free concert celebration of the seminal events of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham and the first signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

“Voices of Freedom” will take place at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. S. The concert will feature a world premiere of “The Emancipation Project,” a series of compositions by composers Glenn McClure and Michael Trotta, to commemorate the occasion. Performing ensembles include the UAB Honor Choir, which includes outstanding high school student performers, with the UAB Concert Choir, Steel Drum Band and the Virginia Wesleyan College Choir. The concert is free and open to the public.

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