Choir Music Works To Bridge Community Divide

Jun 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Adult choirs, African American choirs, AME choirs, Choirs, Gospel Choirs, Indiana Choir, New Orleans choirs, Protestant choirs,

As our country continues to struggle with racial tensions and political divides seem to grow ever wider, the Castlewood Singers are working to bridge our differences through the universal language of musical expression.

The Historic St. James AME Church,, is the oldest protestant African American church in New Orleans and they recently hosted the Indianapolis Castlewood Singers, singing famous spirituals that date back to the Underground Railroad to a mixed-race congregation united through these vocal messages of love. Reverend Jonathan Augustine, the Pastor of Historic St James AME Church held the concert as the beginning of a series of events that he calls a summer of reconciliation. Citing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Reverend Augustine looks to the power of music to heal and unite his congregation. Looking over a congregation filling this beautiful church, it is evident that Reverend Augustine was correct – the powerful words sung by the Castlewood Singers remind us all that love for one another is the only way to move forward for the betterment of all.

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