FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GMC Choir to Perform at National Cathedral
POULTNEY, VT (March 25, 2008) - The Green Mountain College Choir will provide the prelude music to the Evensong Service at the Washington National Cathedral on Vermont State Day, Sunday, March 30. The performance takes place at 3:30 p.m.
Vermont State Day will be observed in conjunction with the Cathedral’s “Racial Reconciliation and Justice Week,” March 30–April 6. The week, and particularly the Sunday morning service, will celebrate the ministry and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 40th anniversary of his last sermon, “Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution.” King preached the sermon at the National Cathedral March 31, 1968, just days before he was assassinated.
The preacher at the 11:15 a.m. worship service will be the Honorable John Lewis, a living legend of the civil rights movement and Georgia’s representative for the 5th Congressional District. Other events will include a 10 a.m. Sunday forum, a Vermont Day Coffee Hour and a tour featuring the ways Vermont is represented in the Cathedral.
The Green Mountain College Choir and Cantorion, directed by Prof. James Cassarino, will represent the state of Vermont and sing at the evensong service in the afternoon. The choir well known for its Welsh repertoire; the group has toured Wales twice and remains the only American choir to perform Welsh hymns and folksongs at each of its performances.
For state days at the Washington National Cathedral, the congregation prays for the government and people of one state, recognizing every state in the union once annually on its State Sunday.
For more information, call the Green Mountain College Office of Communications at 802-287-8311.