The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announces the performance of Gospel Goes Classical, a one-night-only event benefiting Project Unity. Gospel Goes Classical will be performed at the beginning of Black History Month on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 7:30 PM at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
The DSO will be conducted by Jeri Lynne Johnson, founder and artistic director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, a professional orchestra in Philadelphia. The featured artist will be GRAMMY® Award Winner and Pastor Marvin L. Winans from Perfecting Church in Detroit, Michigan, and member of the famed Winans family gospel singers. Joining the orchestra will be a 200-person, interfaith choir comprised of choruses from more than 20 religious and faith organizations in the community. The program will also feature a special tribute to the late Aretha Franklin’s gospel roots.
Tickets for Gospel Goes Classical start at $29, with a VIP package at $149 that includes a meet-and-greet with the artist, conductor and other dignitaries. Sponsorship packages are available through Project Unity to support the signature fundraiser.
WFAA is the supporting television broadcast media sponsor.
Proceeds from Gospel Goes Classical will benefit Project Unity, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving race relations in Dallas-Fort Worth through community building programs. The collaborative movement brings together religious, business, civic, philanthropic, grassroots and government organizations, based on the faith-driven belief that what unites us is greater than what divides us.