Hampton University Concert Choir Presents MLK Jr. Freedom Choral Concert Series

By Allyson Edge | Hampton Script Staff Writer

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Hampton University Concert Choir in conjunction with the Elizabeth City State University Concert Choir hosted a MLK Jr. Freedom Choral Concert Series Jan. 19 in Ogden Hall.

The angelic voices of each choir filled the room with sounds of hope, faith and freedom. A few of the songs on the set list were, "Hear My Prayer" by Moses Hogan, "All My Trials" by Norman Luboff, "I Want to Die Easy" arranged by Roland M. Carter and "Let All the World in Every Corner Sing" by Ryan Murphy. Given the titles of these pieces, the message of the concert is appropriately executed.

According to first-year Hampton student and biology pre-med major, Brevyn Belfield, the African American hymns and "negro spirituals denote a story about black culture, black history and what African Americans dealt with."

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