A performance of music and spoken word crafted in memoriam

Commemorating Martin Luther King’s life 50 years after his untimely death, five Boston composers have crafted compositions based on the words of Dr. King. This one-of-a-kind performance piece, presented to reflect the kind of service that Dr. King might have led as a minister, features music for soprano and string trio, spoken word, and poetic reflections.

As one of the greatest civil rights pioneers, preachers and orators of his time, his words remind us of the ongoing struggle for justice, peace, and the call to love. 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

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brookline us First Parish Brookline, 382 Walnut St ||
January 19, 2019 at 7pm
A full presentation of the program
Free and open to the public
christ church us Christ Church Cambridge, Zero Garden St ||
January 20, 2019 at 3pm
Co-sponsored by Christ Church and The Longy School of Music
CMH Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Mass Ave, Lexington ||
January 21, 2019 at 11:30am
Excerpts of the program for the MLK Celebration of Service
coolidge us Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St ||
January 21, 2019 at 3pm
Excerpts of the program for the Town of Brookline MLK Day Celebration 
img_1803.jpg Marsh Chapel, Boston University ||
April 29, 2018 at 3pm
Full presentation of the program at Dr. King’s alma mater¬†
follen photo of all Follen Church, 755 Mass Ave, Lexington ||
April 27, 2018 at 730pm
Inaugural performance of “In His Own Words”