Archdiocese of Boston Black Catholic Choir
Cochran Chapel, Phillips Academy, Andover
5 p.m.—Cochran Chapel Community Concert
6:45 p.m.—Musical Performance at Catholic Mass in Cochran Chapel
Light refreshments following Mass
All are welcome to both events
The Archdiocese of Boston Black Catholic Choir was established in 1992 to “enhance liturgies and prayer services and to present concerts throughout the Archdiocese of Boston and beyond by raising their voices in song to the Lord.” Under the direction of Meyer J. Chambers, the choir sings uplifting and spiritual music from the black Catholic perspective.
The 45-member choir has performed in Ireland; Italy, where they sang for Pope John Paul II at a general audience; and the Caribbean, where they sang a Mass at the Cathedral of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico and at an outdoor concert at Emancipation Gardens in St. Thomas. In addition to performing in churches, prisons, homeless shelters, and other venues in the Northeast, the choir was one of only three choirs chosen to sing at the National Black Catholic Congress VII, in Baltimore in 2000.
Phillips Academy performances by the ABBCC are made possible through the “Celebrating the Cultural Legacies of Catholicism” project initiated by Elizabeth Oppong ’12, with advisor Dr. Mary Kantor, Catholic chaplain.