Voices of Zion

Black Georgetown Cemeteries Project

Register HERE for tickets

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UPDATE: In consideration for the long-term vocal health of a few cast members, who are recovering from Covid and have now tested negative,

 

THE ENTIRE PERFORMANCE ON MONDAY, MAY 30

WILL BE AT:

 Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW

Starting at shortly after 2 pm

At 1 pm on Monday (Memorial Day) there will be a special commemoration event sponsored by Mt. Zion Church at the Mt. Zion - Female Union Band Cemeteries

 

Some of our artists will be there to lend our support and our song to Pastor Selena from Mount Zion Church in a special memorializing tribute to the ancestors and the many slain in recent attacks by gun violence.

You are welcome to attend this event, but we will not process as a group from the Cemeteries to Dumbarton Church.

Alliance for New Music Theatre joined in partnership with

Mt Zion - Female Union Band Historic Memorial Park, Inc.,

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 6th. 

On-location performances in Georgetown each weekend in May

leading to a special final Memorial Day celebration. 

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Listen to the interview with

 Ronald "Trey" Walton - Composer

& Susan Galbraith - Artistic Director  -  HERE