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14th Annual "Lift Ev'ry Voice & Sing" Concert

Saturday, February 25, 2023

14th Annual "Lift Ev'ry Voice & Sing" Concert

February 25, 2023

Doors Open 1:30PM | Show Starts 2:00PM

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church

4001 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207


About

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in our fourteenth annual performance. All proceeds and donations from the concert will benefit The Jacksonville Children's Chorus' ongoing programming and scholarship funds. 

Black History Month is celebrated all throughout the month of February. “Lift Ev’ry Voice & Sing” was written in Jacksonville, FL by James Weldon Johnson. It was first performed by a choir of Jacksonville children on February 12, 1900 in honor of Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

 

 

“Music plays a major role in the full development of a child. Not only does it enrich lives, it also serves as a pathway for students to express themselves and explore new ways to communicate with others. For 20 years, kudos to the JCC for molding the lives of young artists, and I look forward to the next 20 years.”

Tim Cost, President, Jacksonville University

“Through music and your leadership, these children learn to perform in different languages while experiencing the diversity of an array of world cultures. The understanding they gain will serve them well as they enter adulthood.”

R. Randall Onstead, former President/CEO of Winn-Dixie

“JCC truly embodies some of the best qualities of team sports: camaraderie, discipline, patience, persistence, and positive mentoring.”

Wali Gomes, JCC Parent

“I was in the Jacksonville Children's Chorus in 1999-2002. It helped me to build long lasting friendships and a greater love for music. To this day I still remember the fun times and great concerts we did in the JCC. I think this organization is great for children of all ages, it helps build confidence and friendships.”

Bethany, JCC Alum

“The Chorus expands your musical horizons and helps you grow as a person. You are surrounded with other young people who have something in common…their love of music. I have learned that music does, indeed, bring people and cultures together. The music we sing brings people hope for a better future of understanding and cooperation.”

Jasmine M., JCC Alum