Black Georgetown Cemeteries Project
Thanks to all who supported our production of Voices of Zion last May 2022. The project was very successful in its initial iteration.
We are in the process of further developing the educational portion of the project in collaboration with several partners in the DC area.
Alliance for New Music Theatre joined in partnership with
the Mt. Zion FUBS Cemeteries
to create Voices of Zion,
an original work and immersive music-theatre experience
commemorating the two adjacent Black cemeteries in Georgetown,
and in honor of the 250th anniversary of
Dumbarton United Methodist Church
and just over the 200th anniversary of
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church,
the area's oldest African-American congregation.
This original work by Composer Ronald “Trey” Walton
and Librettist Jarrod Lee
celebrated its world premiere on Friday, May 6, 2022.
Listen to the interview with
Ronald "Trey" Walton - Composer
& Susan Galbraith - Artistic Director - HERE