Resonance Ensemble announces:
REMEMBERING CHARLESTON WITH ELLINGTON
In June of 2015, the country grieved as we learned of the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, at Emanuel A.M.E. Church. Nine lives were lost, including the church's pastor. This May, the singers of Resonance Ensemble join forces with some of Portland's finest jazz singers, including Marilyn Keller and Jessica Israels, and the Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra. We perform some of Duke Ellington's sacred music and beloved jazz standards. As Ellington himself said, "The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician."
We are especially excited to collaborate with Bethel A.M.E. Church in presenting this music. Proceeds from our ticket sales will go both to the Black United Fund of Oregon, which supports underserved Oregon communities, and to Bethel A.M.E. Church, to help them raise funds for a memorial on the anniversary of the Charleston shooting in June and to bring the new pastor from Charleston to visit Portland.
Saturday, May 21st: 7:30 p.m. at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, 17435 NW West Union Road, Portland
Ticket sales will benefit the St. Gabriel's music program.
Tickets to Saturday's performance are available by calling St. Gabriel's directly at (503) 645-0744, or at the door.
Sunday, May 22nd: 3:00 p.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 5828 NE 8th Avenue, Portland
Ticket sales will benefit the Black United Fund and Bethel A.M.E.'s Charleston memorial events.
Tickets are available for purchase HERE.