Choir School to Host Free Black History Month Concert

Press Contact: Hannah Grasso
(302) 543-8657 x4


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (February 2, 2024): The Choir School of Delaware is proud to present Where Did We Come From? Where Are We Going?, its annual Black History Month concert, on February 17 in Wilmington. This free community event celebrates Black excellence and explores Black history through song. The Choir School’s intergenerational choir, where professional musicians, adult volunteers, and talented youth sing side-by-side, will perform.

The program explores the Black experience throughout history using music and poetry by Black artists. Musical highlights include a rousing arrangement of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the Black national anthem; folksongs from across the African continent; spiritual arrangements; gospel hits; protest songs from the Civil Rights Movement; and non-idiomatic music of the last century.

Poetry will intersperse the music, expanding on themes presented through song. Readings of authors including Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar will reflect on themes that echo across generations of Black history including pride, perseverance, sorrow, joy, the fight for equality, and the hope of a brighter future. 

Admission is free. A suggested donation of $25 aids in keeping the Choir School programs accessible and affordable to all regardless of income. Advance registration is recommended, as space is limited.

Where Did We Come From? Where Are We Going? is the third concert of the Choir School’s Greatest Hits Concert Season. Ticket proceeds directly support the Choir School’s life-changing programs, which connect Wilmington youth to professional music training, academic support, mentoring, and social services. 

The Greatest Hits Season is sponsored by the TD Bank Charitable Foundation. 

Where Did We Come From? Where Are We Going?

  • When: Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 7:30 PM
  • Where: New Life Christian Center International | 400 Hillcrest Avenue, Wilmington, DE
  • Tickets: Free or Pay-What-You-Can | Suggested Donation: $25
  • Buy Tickets:  choirschoolofdelaware.org or 302-543-8657 x4


About the Choir School of Delaware

The Choir School of Delaware, a “Community Center that Sings,” provides life-changing after-school and summer programs for Wilmington children ages 7-17 in an intergenerational environment. Programs combine professional-level choral training and performance opportunities with homework help, mentoring, and social services, creating a safe, inspiring environment where young people realize their full potential. An intergenerational choir anchors the after-school program and performs throughout the state.

The Choir School of Delaware is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.

Artistic Sample
“Total Praise”
arr. Richard Smallwood


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