Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
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  • An historic photo shows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Standing at a lectern and speaking to a vast audience while a spotlight shines on him from above next to the words “A Choral Tribute.”

A Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
featuring Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University
Essence of Joy and Essence 2, Ltd.
and State College Area High School Master Singers

and including the Penn State dance ensembles
BLK Elites Dance Company
and Dark Storm Step Team

4:00 pm Saturday, January 20, 2024

Modeled after a program first presented in 1990 by the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., A Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will bring together vocal ensembles from Penn State and State College Area High School.

Performances will focus on choral and vocal music from African and African-American musical idioms that emphasize the legacy and influence of the late champion of civil and human rights.

Penn State dance ensembles also will perform.

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Seating is general admission.

Adult $20
University Park Student $5
18 and Younger $10

corporate sponsor

Penn Highlands Health


support provided by
Glenn and Nancy Gamble Endowment

support for accessibility services provided
William E. McTurk Endowment for Program Support
Gerald B. M. Stein Memorial Endowment

A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board makes Penn State student prices possible.

This performance is part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Commemoration. It's presented in partnership with the Penn State Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity and the MLK Jr. Student Commemorative Committee. #FORTHECULTURE

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