Come Sit at the Welcome Table
A Concert to Embrace, Engage and Inspire Solidarity
- Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00pm First Presbyterian Church, Yellow Springs
- Friday, September 9 at 7:00pm First Presbyterian Church, Yellow Springs
- Saturday, September 10 at 7:00 Grace United Methodist Church, Dayton, Ohio
- Sunday, September 11 at 3:00, Urbana University for the Community Day of Remembrance
Come sit at the welcome table and be refreshed with choral music that sings the truths of our lives. “We are building up a new world so don’t get weary though the way be long.” Like so many lines of the old Negro spirituals, we cling to the words, the life lessons that sustain us, that uplift us, that encourage us to make each day better by connecting to each other, getting to know one another better, neighbor to neighbor.
Our program features an eclectic mix of choral music and audience sing-alongs to inspire our communities toward justice, diversity, and equality as we strive for peace and build our web of mutuality. Join us as we sing in Spanish, Zulu, Hebrew, and English—repertoire drawn from different world music traditions.
The 100-voice World House Choir will sing spirituals, soul music, contemporary music by women and men: Dr. Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Carrie Newcomer, Holly Near, Mavis Staples, Allan Toussaint, and Leon Geico’s “Solo le pido a Dios,” Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is You Land” in Spanish and English, and more.
We celebrate the saying I Pluribus Unum: from the many, one. This is the motto that captures the Founder’s vision of our cohesion as a country. Come and share our joy and excitement as we celebrate the strength in diversity and the beauty of diversity.