The Atlanta Music Festival, which begins Wednesday, celebrates African American classical music in a series of lectures, student workshops and concerts.
Soprano Laquita Mitchell, this year’s featured artist, will perform in the concluding concert along with Timothy Miller, tenor; the Vega String Quartet; First Church Chancel Choir, the Meridian Chorale, and the Morehouse College Glee Club.
Reverend Henry Hugh Proctor, pastor of First Congregational Church, founded the festival in 1913 in an effort to unite black and white Atlantans through music. Reverend Dwight Andrews, the church’s current pastor, revived it. The church has partnered with Meridian Herald for 13 years and, since 2011, with Emory University, the site of the public events.
Information on these events and more can be found among Ed Hall’s highlights and on WABE’s website, Atlanta Planit – a click away on our calendar page.