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Let Freedom Sing

Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville TN

Jan 16 2022
Let Freedom Sing

Early tickets are available to donors on January 4, and on sale for “pay what you can” to the general public on January 10. 

The 28th Annual Let Freedom Sing Concert

After skipping a year in person because of the pandemic, the Nashville Symphony’s 28th annual Let Freedom Sing concert returns to Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Dr. Jeffery L. Ames, director of choral activities at Belmont University, will conduct the program, which features performances from the Celebration Chorus, the Celebration Youth Chorus, and soprano NaGuanda Nobles. The free concert includes inspiring classical works, songs, and traditionals that affirm equal rights and social justice.

Also during the performance, poet and author Dr. Destiny O. Birdsong will read her poem Stand in honor of Ernest “Rip” Patton, a Freedom Rider and early member of Nashville’s civil rights movement, who died earlier this year. 

Nashville Symphony | Dr. Jeffery Ames, conductor | Celebration Chorus | Celebration Youth Chorus | Margaret Campbelle-Holman, Celebration Youth Chorus Co-Director | Nita Smith, Celebration Youth Chorus Co-Director | Odessa Settles, Celebration Chorus Manager | Dave Ragland, Celebration Chorus Director | Dr. Destiny O. Birdsong, poet | NaGuanda Nobles, soprano

J. Rosamond Johnson | Arr. Roland Carter – Lift Every Voice and Sing
James Williams – Fanfare for Life
Traditional Spiritual | Arr. Joseph Joubert and Linda Twine – Wade in the Water
George Walker – Lyric for Strings
Traditional Spiritual – Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Jeffery L. Ames – In Remembrance
Bryson Finney | Christopher Blackmon | Orch. Jerry Lackey – We Are Nashville 
Traditional Spiritual | Arr. Brandon Boyd – Until I Reach My Home 
Traditional Spiritual | Arr. Roy Ringwald – We Shall Overcome

The Nashville Symphony’s annual Let Freedom Sing concert honors the life, legacy and triumphs of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. This free annual celebration features classical works and popular songs that affirm equal rights and social justice.

The following policies are currently in place for Schermerhorn Symphony Center:

  • Audience members will be asked to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, with the exception of children under age 2, with voluntarily proof of vaccination as an alternative. Home tests will not be accepted.
  • Masks are required for all patrons, with the exception of children under age 2.
  • Ticket buyers are responsible for communicating these policies to whomever they provide tickets. Ticket holders who do not comply with these policies will not be admitted.

Source: Nashville Symphony


Early tickets are available to donors on January 4, and on sale for “pay what you can” to the general public on January 10. 

Contact: (615) 687-6400

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One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201
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