The Seventh Annual Overtown Holiday Spectacular!
4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 9 within Overtown’s Historic St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church (1750 NW 3rd Avenue), the holiday season will be ushered in with what has become an annual and spirit-filled holiday concert spectacular. Amidst a mix of Neo-Classical- and Mission-style elements, the home of one of Miami’s oldest African-American congregations is location to an event that draws upwards of 1,200. CLICK HERE for directions to The Historic St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church.
This annual FREE (no tickets needed) concert is presented by the award-winning Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ Community Arts Program (CAP) Conservatory for the Arts and its Young Musicians’ Junior & Intermediate Orchestras led by April Liberty, Advanced Chamber Ensemble conducted by Madeline Neely, and ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble conducted by Daniel Strange. Organist Dr. Gregory Taylor joins in to round out a spirited holiday program of classical and jazz music that will have toes tapping, spirits soaring, and St. Agnes’ pipe organ (and everyone) singing! It’s a musical event that will knock stockings off in a perfect family outing!
Concert goers will hear Boccherini’s String Quartet in E Major, Piazzolla’s Libertango, music of Elgar, other string orchestra renditions, and music for grand pipe organ, including music of Bach and Widor’s Toccata from his Symphony # 5. PLUS, there will be jazz classics: String of Pearls, Vernon Duke’s April in Paris, Neal Hefti’s Cute, Sugar Rum Cherry from Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, and other swingin’ tunes for jazz band. ALSO, the program will bring new arrangements of holiday classics for jazz ensemble and string orchestra with a grand sing-along!
The mission of the Community Arts Program (CAP) is to serve a diverse community with the transforming power of the arts through educational and culturally enriching experiences. The Community Arts Program Conservatory for the Arts provides affordable one-on-one instrument training, written and aural music theory education, performance forums, juried evaluations, and participation in performing ensembles for a diversity of all Miami-Dade County youth (ages 8 thru 18).
This special holiday event is made possible with the support of the following sponsors: The Historic St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church; The Links, Incorporated, Greater Miami Chapter; WLRN Public Radio 91.3FM; WDNA 88.9FM; South Florida Times; The Children’s Trust, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ.
For more information on the 4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 9 concert at The Historic St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church, located at 1750 NW 3rd Avenue in Overtown 33136, call (305) 448-7421, ext. 120 or email info@CommunityArtsProgram.org.