The Brotherhood Chorale Honors Martin Luther King with a Free Concert at the Music Institute of Chicago Jan. 16

The Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) will host its seventh annual concert honoring Martin Luther King Jr. featuring a free performance by the Brotherhood Chorale of the Apostolic Church of God. The program takes place Sunday, January 16 at 5:00 PM at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston.

Conductor Brian C. Rice will lead the 180-member male choral group in a program offering traditional and contemporary gospel and jazz arrangements. Admission is free, but contributions that evening will benefit the William Warfield Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Music Institute of Chicago which offers financial assistance to MIC minority students.

The Brotherhood Chorale, founded in Chicago in 1969, began with less than 30 members and has grown to its current size under the guidance of Brian Rice. The choir performs at the church and has also been a featured guest at the South Shore Cultural Center and the Chicago Civic Orchestra.

The concert will also feature performances from Warfield Memorial Scholarship recipients Ade Williams and Mira Williams. 13-year-old violinist Ade’s accomplishments include winning first place in the 2010 Senior division of the Sejong Cultural Society’s Music Competition; performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; and founding the chamber group SugarStrings with her cousins, Mira and Ayanna. 12-year-old violist Mira’s accomplishments include serving as principal violist with MIC’s Junior Academy Orchestra and Chicago Youth Concert Orchestra; winning the Junior Academy Concerto Competition; and performing with her cousins in SugarStrings.

For information, visit musicinst.org or call 847-905-1500 extension 108.

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