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Music Through The Ages: Gospel and Barbershop

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2017

Alexandria’s Office of the Arts and the Alexandria Harmonizers invite you to attend a two day musical spectacular event – Music Through The Ages: Gospel and Barbershop – on Friday, May 19, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St.   Experience the sounds of Gospel and Barbershop music while celebrating their rich genres. The Grammy Award-winning “Fairfield Four” will headline the two days and will be singing in the traditional African American a cappella gospel style they have been known for since the group’s inception almost 100 years ago.

Emcees, the Honorable John Chapman, Councilman, City of Alexandria and owner Manumission Tour Company, LLC (Friday) and Joe Cerutti, Artistic Director, Alexandria Harmonizers (Saturday), will guide the audience through the history of Gospel and Barbershop music through the ages with historical tidbits and insights.  Songs for Music through the Ages will showcase a variety of Gospel and Barbershop music styles. Participating choirs include: the Alexandria Harmonizers, Alfred Street Baptist Church’s Men’s Choir, City of Alexandria Employee Choir, George Washington Middle School, Jefferson Houston School, My Father’s House Christian Church, Shiloh Baptist Church, and Third Baptist Church.

The Music through the Ages is partnering with ALIVE!, and Hunger Free Alexandria to host a community food drive.  Bring a nonperishable food item to the concert and help the hungry in Alexandria’s community.   Food items will be collected by ALIVE! who distributes and delivers food year round to those in need in Alexandria.

Advance tickets $5 per person, per day and at the door tickets are $10 per person per day.  To pay online visit:  www.alexandriava.gov/Webtrac, and select activity 455207.03 for Friday or 455207-04 for Saturday).  Children 5 years and under are free.  Children must be accompanied by one adult.

Music Through the Ages: Gospel and Barbershop is a project of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton, Regional Program Director, Office of the Arts, Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, at 703.746.5588 or cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, contact Cheryl Ann Colton at 703.746.5565 (Virginia Relay 711) or e-mail cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov.

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