Concert Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at 6:01 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 1968, as he stood on the balcony of his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Although he was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, he was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. This concert commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination. It will feature the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and Chorus with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and the Male Chorus of Loyola High School in performances of Lift Every Voice and Sing, I Have a Dream, Seven Last Words of the Unarmed, and Battle Hymn of the Republic. The music will be interspersed with readings from a variety of faith communities and a speech given by the winner of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference MLK Day Oratorial Contest. Tickets for this event are free.
Contact ICYOLA for tickets at 213-788-4260 or www.icyola.org.