The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus is a volunteer community chorus assembled each year since 1989 to sing as part of The Cleveland Orchestra's annual MLK Celebration Concert. Bringing together singers from across Northeast Ohio, the Chorus lifts its collective voices in affirmation of Dr. King's vision of justice, peace, and human harmony. First assembled by Alvin Parris, the Chorus has been prepared and assembled by William Henry Caldwell for the past decade.
Membership each year in the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus is open to singers from throughout Northeast Ohio, with a requirement to attend all rehearsals in January.
The January 2018 chorus will be limited to the first 160 singers who register. Singers must be at least 16 years old to participate.
Attendance at all rehearsals is mandatory. Please consider carefully whether you are able to make this commitment to attending all services before registering. Rehearsals through January 13 will be held at local church in Shaker Heights. Further details will be sent with registration confirmation.
2018 MLK Chorus Schedule:
Friday, January 5, 6:00pm-9:30pm
Saturday, January 6, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday, January 11, 6:00pm-9:30pm
Friday, January 12, 6:00pm-9:30pm
Saturday, January 13, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday, January 14, 12:30pm – 9:00pm, Severance Hall (Orchestra Dress Rehearsal & Concert)