Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream

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Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream

January 28, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Celebrate diversity in the dream for civil, legal and human rights as the South Coast Chorale presents a concert featuring the west coast premiere of Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream. This multi-movement piece, set for chorus and spoken word, honors the life and work of openly gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Focused on peaceful protest and the dignity of all people, Rustin was pushed to the margins of the movement due to his sexuality.

Joined by the First Congregational Church of Long Beach Sanctuary Choir, the LB Poly High School Gospel Choir, Wilson High School Choir and members of the Christian Fellowship Chorale, over 100 singers will take the stage, accompanied by a live band and video projection.

Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream
Steve Milloy, Composer and Arranger
Vanessa German, Story Librettist
Jane Ramseyer Miller, Conceptual Design & Artistic Director
Original Lyrics by Vanessa L. German, David Major, Bruce Preston and Norman Welch

Saturday, January 27th – 7:30pm
Sunday, January 28th – 4:30pm
First Congregational Church Long Beach
241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach CA 90802

Reserved Seating: $20-30
Group discount available for purchase of 6 or more.  Email to purchase group tickets.

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January 28, 2018
4:30 pm
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First Congregational Church
241 Cedar Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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