By Brittany Whitley
The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center and the Morgan County African American Museum joined artistic efforts last Saturday in the MMCC auditorium to present Madison with a choral group holding more than 90 years of excellence in African American history, The Spelman College Glee Club.
Performing in places like Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center, with people like “world renowned singer” Jessye Norman and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and for people like President Barack Obama in 2016, The Spelman College Glee Club brought their talents to Madison.
With the global celebration of the heroism, successes, and divine endurance in Black History this month, The Spelman College Glee Club’s own history and talent is an example of success within Black History.
“Spelman Glee Club showcased a wide variety of music from secular to Aretha Franklin tributes,” MMCC Executive Director Kim Brown shared. “Soloist were superb as well as the accompaniment.”
Over 250 people gathered in the auditorium to witness the excellent harmonies of the club.
“The attendees thoroughly enjoyed the incredible Spelman Glee Club and were excited to know that the MMCC and MCAAM are planning to continue partnering more events together,” Brown said.
“The event was planned with Black History Month in mind, and was a companion event to the collaborative art show, Connexus, which opened on February 8th,” Brown said, “and will be at the Cultural Center until May in which the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, MCAAM, the Andrews-Humphries Foundation, and the Artist Activist Charmain Minafield presented their work. This art exhibition is unique, engaging, and a must-see show.”