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American Music Celebration featuring the Philadelphia Heritage Chorale, J. Donald Dumpson and Friends

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The Philadelphia Heritage Chorale, J. Donald Dumpson, founder and director, will perform inspiring Americana and patriotic songs at a concert in the Betsy Ross House courtyard. The concert is the culmination of a week of events to commemorate Flag Day and National Flag Week.

The rain date is June 22.

THE PHILADELPHIA HERITAGE CHORALE (PHC) was founded by Dr. J. Donald Dumpson. The Chorale’s mission is to facilitate access for appreciation, participation, and celebration of the choral arts in Philadelphia that bring excellence of presentation to a broad range of choral literature with a special commitment to music borne of the African Diaspora. PHC, is an annual featured choir for Soulful Christmas at the Kimmel. Other notable performances include the 2016 Democratic National Convention’s official Welcome Gathering, and the 2015 World Meeting of Families Festival of Families Celebration performance, with Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli, Juanes and The Philadelphia Orchestra. They’ve accompanied jazz bassist Christian McBride in the “Movement Revisited,” Kathleen Battle in “The Underground Railroad,” and the world premiere of Hannibal Lokumbe’s powerful work, “Can You Hear God Crying?” with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

J. DONALD DUMPSON, Ph.D., President/CEO of Diverse Arts Solutions and Minister of Arts at Arch Street Presbyterian Church, is the founding conductor of the Westminster Choir College Jubilee Singers, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Community Chorus and presently the Philadelphia Heritage Chorale. He taught at Westminster Choir College, Cheyney University and the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. He is the creator of A Soulful Christmas on the Kimmel Cultural Campus and WXPN’s The Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul. He has collaborated with Opera Philadelphia, Kathleen Battle’s The Underground Railroad and Breaking the Rules with Denyce Graves, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, and Take 6, and Porgy and Bess with Jason Tramn and the New Jersey State Opera.

Activity Type:

Social Activity, Solo Activity, In Person, Outdoor

Level:

beginner-friendly

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