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

Prior to the performance, there will be a special Memorial Day commemoration event at 1 pm at the Mt. Zion - Female Union Band Cemeteries (entrance at 27th St. off Q St. NW) sponsored by Mt. Zion Church as a tribute to those buried in the Cemeteries and to the many slain in recent attacks by gun violence.

 

You are welcome to attend this event. Most cast members will be present, but we will not process as a group from the Cemeteries to Dumbarton Church. You may walk or use own transportation to Dumbarton Church (Allow 15 minutes to walk.) The full performance will start shortly after 2 p.m. at 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