NEXT BIG EVENT
Sept. 29th, 4 - 7 p.m.: Celebrating Celia.
Celia Cruz was a singer deeply rooted in the tradition of her country’s musical history, and an iconic figure in Cuba and the U.S. Our music drama shows how history intervened in her artistic and personal life, resulting in a painful decision to defect from Cuba. Cruz used her voice as an instrument of change and resistance, in the midst of political turmoil. The program includes songs from her repertoire: Tu Voz, La Vida es un Carnaval, Quien Sera, and many others. The script is by award-winning Chilean poet Marjorie Agosin; the performance features an ensemble of cello, piano, percussion, and singing actress.
On Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 2 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church joins the Lake Worth Beach Interfaith Network and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Committee to present A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, the Voice of the Civil Rights Movement. The free performance will be held in the sanctuary of St. Andrew’s and is open to the public.
Actress/Vocalist Katie Gilmore and pianist Carl Barber-Steele combine forces in A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson, the Voice of the Civil Rights Movement, interspersing well-known songs from Ms. Jackson’s repertoire with powerful and inspiring excerpts of works by renowned African American writers.
A love offering will be collected to benefit the City of Lake Worth’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund. Following the program, St. Andrew’s Special Events Committee presents “Baking for the Beloved Community,” with bake sale proceeds to benefit the same scholarship fund. Sweet music and sweet treats, in tribute to inspiring voices from the American Civil Rights movement–don’t miss it!