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PVOP Concert: Freedom's Cry
Philadelphia Voices of Pride spring concert.

The current state of affairs has prompted many discussions across our nation and our world. Many differing opinions concerning equality have made themselves apparent over the course of the past year. During times of stark contradiction, sometimes we forget to turn our energy into positive action.

Philadelphia Voices of Pride is proud to be hosting Freedom's Cry, a concert focused on music that explores justice, freedom, and peace. Pieces include a beautiful African-American spiritual arranged by Seraphic Fire titled "Steal Away." In addition, from Queer as Folk fame, Heather Small's inspirational call-to-action song "Proud" will also be performed. In a slightly more classical direction, Giedrius Svilainis' "Vox Populi" reflects the concert's theme as the title itself translates to "the voice of the people is the voice of God."

Other songs to look forward to include Stephen Sondheim's moving "Children Will Listen" from the Broadway hit Into the Woods, Simon and Garfunkle's "The Sound of Silence," Nina Simone's famous and soulful "I Wish I Knew How to be Free," and Sweet Honey in the Rock's "Ella's Song." In fact, "Ella's Song" has a relevant and powerful refrain that is deeply reflective of the concertís message: "We who believe in Freedom cannot rest until it comes."

Sat, May 20
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Trinity Center for Urban Life
   2212 Spruce St.
  Philadelphia, PA
Sponsored by: Philadelphia Voices of Pride
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