Alexandria Crichlow & V. Savoy McIlwain Headline ‘Songs of Hope & Harmony’ Concert This August

By David Salazar

The Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts and Classical Movements will be joining forces to present a unique concert as part of the “Songs of Hope & Harmony” series on August 29, 2020.

The showcase will feature soprano Alexandria Crichlow and baritone V. Savoy McIlwain alongside pianist Dr. Lester Green. Pamela Simonson will narrate the concert performance.The event is set to take place in Alexandria, Virginia in honor of the March on Washington back in the 1960s.

The concert will feature spirituals, freedom songs, gospel pieces, civil right anthems, and several other works.

Crichlow is set to appear with the Berlin Opera Academy, and Opernfest Prague International in 2021. McIlwain has presented several concert performances throughout Washington D.C. and Maryland. He also appeared at the United Methodist Church General Conference and the African American Art Song Alliance Conference, both in 2012.

Classical Movements has been presenting its “Sounds of Hope and Harmony” series since July 25. In all, there will be 18 live concerts taking place through Oct. 3, 2020.