king across the ages Dojo Photography Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Washington National Cathedral Monday, January 17, 2011 • 2–4 pm honoring the life and legacy of the preacher and prophet, the rev. dr. martin luther king, jr. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Program Monday, January 17, 2011, 2 pm Rae N. Rajkumar, master of cermonies Please keep aisles clear for performers. Prelude Welcome and Prayer The Rev. Dr. Alfonso J. Harrod Cathedral Dean Samuel T. Lloyd iii African Heritage Dancers and Drummers Doum Doumba - Dance of the Strong People (traditional) Children’s Chorus of Washington Praise His Holy Name (Keith Hampton) Total Praise (Richard Smallwood) Siyahamba (South-African folk song) Melvin Deal, director Joan Gregory, founder and director Daniel D., violinist The Dream Today (arr. Daniel Davis) The God in Me (Mary, Mary) Medley with Faith Lyn, singer/songwriter/guitarist Blowin’ in the Wind (Bob Dylan)/The World’s Greatest (R. Kelly)/Abraham, Martin, and John (Richard Holler) Rae N. Rajkumar Great is Thy Faithfulness (Thomas O. Chisholm) CityDance Early Arts, featuring students from D.C. Public Schools (J.O. Wilson, C.W. Harris, and Oyster-Adams) I Believe (Yolanda Adams) Maggie Strawley, choreographer Interfaith Voices Jewish - Jonathan Roos, rabbi, Temple Sinai Synagogue Christian - Amy G. Oden, dean, Wesley Theological Seminary Muslim - Sabir Rahman, chairman, Interfaith Committee, Muslim Community Center Frédéric Yonnet, urban jazz harmonicist Amazing Grace ( John Newton; arr. Frédéric Yonnet) Rise (arr. Frédéric Yonnet) America the Beautiful (Katherine Lee Bates; arr. Frédéric Yonnet) Urban Nation H.I.P.-H.O.P. Choir Let There Be Peace on Earth ( James Weldon Johnson; arr. Rickey Payton) Love in Need of Love (Stevie Wonder; arr. Rickey Payton) Celebration Time (Kool & the Gang; arr. Rickey Payton) Blessing and Dismissal Finale: We Shall Overcome Rickey Payton, director Cathedral Vicar Jan Naylor Cope Sung by all about the performers about the service projects African Heritage Dancers and Drummers provides at-risk children and teens an opportunity to develop their talents, and provides educational and recreational outlets. • africanhdd@ aol.com This annual tribute honors the legacy of Dr. King with service projects impacting all quadrants of D.C. and music and dance performances featuring our city’s rich artistic heritage. Children’s Chorus of Washington, which has taken its place among the finest children’s choral ensembles in the country, is recognized for its educational program and artistic excellence. CCW represents more than 100 public and private schools in the greater Washington, D.C. area. • cchorus.homestead.com This morning many of you, along with hundreds of others, reflected on Dr. King’s concern for the needy through service projects meant to uplift, to assist, and to improve the city itself. This work—which ranges from clothing collections and knitting projects, to the distribution of children’s books and food—concludes with participants joining this musical celebration of compassion and love for all people. When we depart, let our true service begin. CityDance Early Arts teaches dance classes and holds camps for youth and teens at schools and community centers throughout the D.C. metropolitan area. • citydance.net Daniel D., violinist, has performed for President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King, and the late Michael Jackson. Classically trained, he performs in many genres, including gospel, jazz, and hip-hop. • www.danieldmusic.com service project coordinators William Aiken Sōka Gakkai Culture Center The Rev. Dr. Alfonso J. Harrod has studied piano since the age of 10 and has, in his words, “grown up on hymns of all denominations.” He is currently affiliated with McKendreeSimms-Brookland uMC. Lisa Croswell Interfaith Youth Action Group Joan Greenbaum Washington Hebrew Congregation Faith Lyn has been credited with the creation of her own unique Soulful Folk style. She focuses her passion on songwriting and playing acoustic guitar. Meg Clifford Poole Unity Walk Glenda Rothberg Cathedral Congregation Rae N. Rajkumar, was born in the Caribbean-saturated culture of Brooklyn and began singing publicly at the age of 10. She has graced both stage and screen, has appeared as a television host, and has performed with such artists as Natalie Cole, Nona Hendryx, Hezekiah Walker, Merlin Santana, Frankie Paul, and Keith Sweat. The Urban Nation H.I.P.-H.O.P. Choir of Washington, D.C. derives its acronym from “Hope, Integrity, Power—Helping Our People.” The choir channels the creative and artistic energies of students into a dynamic, structured group that fosters excellence in all facets of their lives. • urbannation.org service project partners Books The Bishop T. Walker School for Boys Bright Beginnings Clothing Drive Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington New Commandment Baptist Church Jubilee Jobs Frédéric Yonnet presents the harmonica in a refreshing and modern context: jazz, r&b, and hip-hop. He has recorded and performed with such musical legends as Stevie Wonder, Prince, and the Jonas Brothers. • www.fredyonnet.com Food Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place Covenant Baptist Church Knitting distributed throughout the city honorary committee The Honorable Ben Cardin The Honorable Barbara Mikulski The Honorable Harry Reid The Honorable Jim Webb The Honorable John Lewis The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton The Honorable Vincent Gray Dr. Maya Angelou Roberta Flack U.S. Senator for Maryland U.S. Senator for Maryland Majority Leader, U.S. Senate U.S. Senator for Virginia Member, Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives Delegate of the District of Columbia, U.S. House of Representatives Mayor of the District of Columbia Poet and author Premier Recording Artist (and Washingtonian) thank you Our deepest appreciation to Washington National Cathedral volunteers and staff: Harvey Bale Sharon Bartram Peter Bartram Roslyn Beitler Marilynn Bersoff Fred Bland Thomasine Brown Susan Burt Dorel Callender David Dietly Patricia Dietly Florence Dungy Kathrine Ebert Ellen Egan Nadine Hathaway Melissa Isbister Jill Machol Gerri Marmer Warren Moore Janet Overton Elizabeth Pennington Tom Philpose Brenda Rawlings Glenda Rothberg Willie Sanderson Ingrid Sunzenauer Susan Troccolo Jackie Williams staff Ted Anderson Valerie Ciccone Tracy Dieter Matt Echave Christian Felix Kim Gilliam Leigh Harrison Mark Huffman Patricia Johnson Mimi McNamara Aneisha Persaud Craig Stapert Richard Weinberg Special thanks to the 9/11 Unity Walk, Interfaith Youth Action Group, and Sōka Gakkai International-usa volunteers; the volunteers at the clothing drive drop spots at the National Sikh Gurdwara, the Community of Christ, and Sōka Gakkai International-usa; and to the many volunteer knitters who gave their time, talent, and treasure. Washington National Cathedral is a church for national purposes called to embody God’s love and to welcome people of all faiths and perspectives. A unique blend of the spiritual and the civic, this Episcopal cathedral is a voice for generous-spirited Christianity and a catalyst for reconciliation and interfaith dialogue to promote respect and understanding. We invite all people to share in our commitment to create a more hopeful and just world. To learn more about the Cathedral and upcoming events and programs, visit www.nationalcathedral.org. Washington National Cathedral Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW Washington, DC 20016-5098 (202) 537-6200 www.nationalcathedral.org information in this program accurate as of press time. we apologize for any discrepancies.
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