king across the ages Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Monday, January 17, 2011

across the ages
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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.
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. • [email protected]
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. •
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. •
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. •
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. •
service project partners
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. •
Community Council for the Homeless
at Friendship Place
Covenant Baptist Church
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
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,
Washington National Cathedral
Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW
Washington, DC 20016-5098
(202) 537-6200
information in this program accurate as of press time. we apologize for any discrepancies.