- Chan Centre Presents
- We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Subscriptions on sale now, single tickets on sale June 18, 2019 at 12 noon.
“Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism and thoroughness across traditional divisions. In the realest sense, he uses his artistry to make our world a better place.” – Wynton Marsalis
Pianist, vocalist, composer, and Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient Damien Sneed brings his incomparable, multi-genre virtuosity to We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interwoven with recordings from Dr. King’s speeches, this captivating program honours the musical and cultural through-line that includes gospel, classical, jazz, musical theatre, and spirituals. We Shall Overcome resonates with solemnity, hope, and joyful community, while showcasing repertoire from the African American musical traditions that have electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders.
“Multifaceted music maestro” (NBC News) Damien Sneed has worked with legends Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and many others. With “dashing virtuosity” (World Music Report), Sneed leads an eight-piece ensemble of breathtakingly skilled vocalists and instrumentalists who invoke the spirit of social justice warriors with passionate chemistry and a heartfelt unity.
"Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism and thoroughness to every occasion. His talent stretches across traditional divisions. In the realest sense, he uses his artistry to make our world a better place."Wynton Marsalis
$15 student rush tickets for this performance will become available on February 15, 2020 at 12 noon. Visit chancentre.com/students for more information.