The Birmingham-Southern College Concert Choir, concluding its annual spring tour, will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, at Bluff Park United Methodist Church, 733 Valley Street. Admission is free.
The 35-voice undergraduate choir has focused much of its program on the 50th anniversary of the tumultuous events in downtown Birmingham, close to the college campus, that took place in 1963 and made civil rights history. Including classical works by African-American composers as well as spirituals and contributions by composers Robert Starer, Gwyneth Walker and jazz legend Dave Brubeck, the theme of social justice and social action is expressed in an eclectic mix of choral literature.
Also included in the program are motets by Palestrina, Ola Gjeilo and excerpts from the Gloria by 20th-century composer Francis Poulenc.