Saturday, January 1st, 2022


6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Church of the Crucifixion, 807 Bainbridge Street, Phila, PA 19147

Afrosouthern Education Project

Conceived and Performed by Tara Lake, Scholar, Soprano and Storyteller, the Christmas Spirituals Project is an exploration of African American Folk traditions from the late 18th through the mid 20th centuries. The concert includes art songs, spirituals, gospels, stories, poetry, and biblical scripture rendered in the African American folk tradition. Drawing from archival documents such as the Philadelphia-published (A.M.E.) Christian Recorder, and featuring works from Paul Lawrence Dunbar and others, the Christmas Spirituals Project takes listeners on a Nativity journey spanning multiple generations, with stops in the Gullah-Geechee coast of the southeast and in cities including Lexington, KY and Chicago. Developed under the auspices of the AfroSouthern Education Project, the Christmas Spirituals Project has been delighting audiences of all ages since 2012.  These 2021/2022 performances mark the concert's Philadelphia debut.

FREE & open to the public: All are welcome to attend this free concert, which is suitable for all ages.

Dates & Locations:

On Thursday, December 30 at 6:30PM, the concert will be performed at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 5720 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia.

On Saturday, January 1 at 6:30PM, the concert will be performed at The Church of the Crucifixion, 807 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia.


Health & Safety Measures:

  • The City of Philadelphia requires that masks be worn for indoor events.
  • For health and safety, seating will be limited and recorded via free ticketing. Please obtain your free ticket at Eventbrite.

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