Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Gospel Goes Classical
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will present Gospel Goes Classical, a one-night-only event benefitting Project Unity. Gospel Goes Classical will be performed at the beginning of Black History Month.
The DSO will be conducted by Jeri Lynne Johnson, founder and artistic director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, a professional orchestra in Philadelphia. The featured artist will be Grammy® Award winner and Pastor Marvin L. Winans from Perfecting Church in Detroit, Michigan, and member of the famed Winans family gospel singers. Joining the orchestra will be a 200-person, interfaith choir comprised of choruses from more than 20 religious and faith organizations in the community. The program will also feature a special tribute to the late Aretha Franklin’s gospel roots.
Proceeds from Gospel Goes Classical will benefit Project Unity, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving race relations in Dallas-Fort Worth through community-building programs. The collaborative movement brings together religious, business, civic, philanthropic, grassroots and government organizations, based on the faith-driven belief that what unites us is greater than what divides us.