Community Celebration of Black History Month

Princeton Public Schools is sponsoring educational events to celebrate Black History Month, February, 2016, culminating in An Evening of Gospel Music and Dance on Friday, February 19 at 7:30 pm at the Princeton High School Performing Arts Center (corner of Walnut Lane and Franklin Avenue, Princeton).  Princeton High School choirs, the Revelation Praise Dance Ministry of First Baptist Church of Princeton, and members of the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church and First Baptist Church of Princeton choirs.  The event highlights the development of gospel music as an art form under the direction of guest clinician J. Donald Dumpson, a composer, conductor, and educator.  Dr. Dumpson, who serves as the minister of music and arts at Arch Street Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, will lead PPS elementary and middle school assemblies on the history and influence of gospel music as well as workshops for high school choirs on gospel style and authentic performance practice.

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