The Power of Spirituals Webinar

April 25 7:00 - 9:00 pm  |  Zoom

A Look a the History, Context, and Meaning behind Spirituals

The African American Spirituals were more than just religious songs being sung in the fields, they were powerful songs of hope and remembrance; they were songs pointing the way to freedom and more.

Join us on Sunday, April 25th at 7:00 pm for a live Zoom webinar with Dr. Everett McCorvey of the The American Spiritual Ensemble as he shares with us the history, context and hidden messages in spirituals, and how they still speak to us today in our present world.

This is a joint event by the Christian Education and Arts for the Soul ministries of First Presbyterian Church.

This will be followed up the next week on May 2nd at 7:00 pm with a virtual concert featuring the American Spiritual Ensemble Choir.

Dr. McCorvey is the founder and director of The American Spiritual Ensemble as well as Endowed Chair in Opera Studies/Director of Opera and Professor of Voice at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.  For more on Dr. McCorvey and The American Spiritual Ensemble you can visit their web page at or read an  article from the Presbyterian Mission Agency on “Rediscovering the Songs of the Enslaved.”

For more information on the Arts for the Soul Concert, May 2nd at 7:00 pm, please click the link below.

Schedule: Zoom Live Webinar  April 25th at 7:00 pm

Leader:  Kris Brammer, Director of Christian Education

Location:  Zoom – Click Link below to log into the webinar.


Meeting ID: 851 1982 3059
Passcode: 055303 

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