Lyric Fest is deeply grateful to all who brought the History of the Civil Rights to our audiences for Journey Toward Freedom at the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia!
The roof was raised by these amazing performers:
Rev. Charles Rice, narrator
Jeffrey Brillhart and the Singing City Chamber Choir
Steven Fisher and the Singing City Children’s Choir
and at the piano
Laura Ward, Co-founder and Music Director of Lyric Fest
and Keenan Boswell, piano and organ
David Patrick Stearns reviews Sunday’s Journey Toward Freedom concert in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer.
Some choice snippets from the review:
“Graves was especially eagerly awaited … ended the program with the sublime ‘Give Me Jesus'”
“Lisa Daltirus … fueled by an ecstatic fire that she readily communicates”
“Kevin Deas gave a fascinating reading of ‘God Bless the Child'”
Do read the whole review.