Inspired by Bernstein's Mass, the Mann Center will draw together a collective of Philadelphia-based composers, musicians, and directors from Philadelphia’s rich African American church community to create a community mass that explores anew the relevance of faith in our times. Featuring the Bernstein-inspired compositions of Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Ruth Naomi Floyd, Jay Fluellen, and Evelyn Simpson Curenton, the Philadelphia Community Mass will be presented as a full concert at the Monumental Baptist Church, sung by a collective of singers representing diverse communities in and around Philadelphia. Spoken libretto excerpts from Bernstein's Mass delivered by leaders from Philadelphia's civic and religious communities will punctuate the performance.
This is a free event. Seating is general admission and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission.