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Black History Month is celebrated in Westborough

By Monica Busch, Contributing Writer

The combined choirs sing “Ain't Got Time to Die,” featuring soloist Judy Ellis.

Westborough- The Congregational Church of Westborough hosted its fifth annual Celebration of African-American Music in honor of Black History Month Feb. 24.  The two-hour concert featured choirs from Worcester, Westborough, and Northborough.

Curtis Richardson, the concert’s director, is the organist at Westborough’s Congregational, and also belongs to the Pleasant Street Seventh Day Adventist church in Worcester. He brought the two groups together when the concert started five years ago, and it has been growing ever since. This year, attendees filled the pews from front to back and listened as the choirs took turns singing together and breaking off into small groups and solos. A number of instrumentalists performed as well, including saxophonists, drummers, and guitar players.

A reception in the church’s vestry followed the

Saxophonist Leighton Kennedy belts out a solo.

performance.

The concert was free and open to the public, thanks in part from a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council.

Photos/Monica Busch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pleasant Street Praise team, Richardson's home choir, breaks off to perform “You Are God Alone” before intermission.

(l to r) Belinda Johnson, Michelle Hunter and David Hunte sing”Marching to Zion” along to Kennedy's saxophone.

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