march, 2022

20mar4:00 pm5:00 pmJohnson House: The Good Raised Up (zoom)

Event Details

Commissioned by Commonwealth Youthchoirs and composed by storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston with her late brother, jazz violinist/composer John Blake, Jr., The Good Raised Up: A Story of Community, Integrity, and the Road to Freedom is a sung story that recounts a night in the 1850’s when a Quaker family protected Black Americans who were at the Johnson House, hiding from being captured by a band of federal marshals. The work is performed at The Johnson House Historic Site, the site of the actual event, by upper elementary school aged singers from Commonwealth Youthchoirs’ three programs, Keystone State Boychoir, Pennsylvania Girlchoir, and Find Your Instrument!, a school based program in ten Philadelphia schools.

Join on March 20th at 4pm with this Zoom link.

This event is presented as part of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy’s (OACCE) Celebration of Harriet Tubman. Please contact the event organizer listed below with any event questions.

Time

(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Organizer

Johnson House Historic Siteinfo@johnsonhouse.org 6306 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA

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