Nashville Symphony  |  Dr. Jeffery L. Ames, conductor  |  Rodrick Dixon, tenor  |  Wisdom Wright, spoken word artist  |  Celebration Chorus - Odessa Settles, chorus master  |  Celebration Youth Chorus - Margaret Campbelle-Holman, co-director & Dr. Nita Smith, co-director Barbara Santoro, accompanist

The 31st annual Let Freedom Sing concert honors the life, legacy, and triumphs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and commemorates his work pioneering the Civil Rights Movement. Joined by tenor Rodrick Dixon and poet Wisdom Wright, the Nashville Symphony, Celebration Chorus, and Celebration Youth Chorus perform an inspiring selection of classical works, songs, Spirituals and more.


This free community concert is Choose What You Pay.
Tickets are limited to 4 per order and 12 per group organization.
Seats are guaranteed until 15 minutes prior to the event.

All Group seats have been filled. Groups will be cut off once 300 seats have been reserved (25 Groups of 12) and all Groups requests will be reviewed before tickets are assigned.


J. Rosamond Johnson | arr. Roland Carter
Lift Every Voice and Sing

Florence Price 
"Finale: Presto" from Symphony No. 1 in E Minor

Jeffery L. Ames 
"Libera me" from Requiem for Colour

Jane Ramseyer Miller

Danse Negre, Opus 35, No. 4

"Dreams" from Dream Trilogy

Leonard Bernstein 
"Somewhere" from West Side Story

Mary D. Watkins
Soul of Remembrance

Be the Change

Adolphus Hailstork
"Everytime I Feel the Spirit" from Three Spirituals for Orchestra

Jeffery L. Ames
"Celebration Omega: Heaven" from Requiem for Colour

Traditional Spiritual Arr. Roy Ringwald 
We Shall Overcome



Explore the archives! Take a walk down memory lane with us as we look back at previous events that commemorate the life, legacy, and triumphs of Martin Luther King Jr.


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