MLK Day Concert with the Chester Children’s Chorus
The Chester Children’s Chorus, under the direction of John Alston, will be performing a concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Swathmore College’s Lang Music Building. The concert is in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
At a special reception immediately following the performance, a portrait of CCC Executive and Artistic Director John Alston will be unveiled by artist Robert Shetterly, founder of the not-for-profit, Americans Who Tell the Truth.
Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission to both events is free. Go to CCC website for information about campus construction, parking, and handicap accessiblity.
“The Chester Children’s Chorus (CCC) provides an intensive, sophisticated and joyful choral music experience to young people of the city of Chester and supports their academic achievement and personal development.
“The Chorus was founded in 1994 by then Swarthmore College Associate Music Professor, Dr. John Alston, who wanted Chester children to have the same opportunity to change their lives through music that he was offered as a boy by the Newark (NJ) Boys Chorus. The CCC began with seven boys from one elementary school; it now serves more than one hundred boys and girls in third through twelfth grades from every school in Chester.”