WASHINGTON— The Cathedral Choir of Metropolitan AME Church and four gifted local soloists and instrumentalists will present Theodore Dubois’ “Seven Last Words of Christ” on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the recently-renovated church located at 1518 M Street N.W.
This beloved sacred music of the Easter Season will feature Alia Washeed, soprano; Issachah Savage, tenor, Jarrod Lee, baritone and Evelyn Curenton, organist. Dr. Lester S. Green, Jr., Minister of Music at Metropolitan A.M.E., will conduct the performance. Metropolitan, the denomination’s National Cathedral of African Methodism, will webcast this Good Friday presentation for the first time.
Rev. Ronald E. Braxton, senior pastor, said the entire Washington community is invited to hear this sacred music which will end an extraordinary day planned at the church:
At noon, Metropolitan will hold its annual Seven Last Words service.
At 1:00 pm, Rev. Braxton and his congregation, led by the Mighty Men of Metropolitan, are organizing a Good Friday Silent March and Call to Action. The March is a passionate plea to “Stop the Pipeline to Prison and End Gun Violence,” and is designed to increase national awareness of the disproportionate incarcerations of African Americans and rampant gun violence in African American communities, as well as increase support for proposed federal and state gun control legislation.
Free parking is available for “Seven Last Words.”
Tags: Easter, Good Friday