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A "Celebration of Sacred Music" will feature the Gullah Kinfolk, Lowcountry Children's Chorus, and a massed choir from many Lowcountry congregations is slated for 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 30th at St. Peter Catholic Church on Lady's Island.
There are no tickets needed to attend the performance but a freewill offering will go to support Family Promise of Beaufort County's work with homeless children and their families.
The massed choir members vary in faith tradition, age and ethnicity, but have in common a desire to create joyful music in support of Beaufort County's homeless families.
The Gullah Kinfolk are the most exciting musical sensation ever to come from the South Carolina Sea Islands. Virtually all related, the closeness of this dynamic group is apparent from the first song. Audiences nationwide have been mesmerized by their unique style, memorable performances and uplifting renditions of their historical repertoire. The group was formed by Anita Singleton-Prather; best known for her beloved character Aunt Pearlie Sue, in an effort to preserve Gullah history and the Gullah dialect. A performance by the Gullah Kinfolk is a rare treat that will be remembered for a lifetime. The Gullah Kinfolk have headlined at dozens of music and cultural festivals.
The Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is sponsoring the performance, the Chapter creates programs to improve the conducting and playing skills of the members as well as sponsoring recitals, concerts, and special programs for the public.
Family Promise unites and coordinates the efforts of volunteers from all faiths to shelter and feed homeless families. Families are housed in Beaufort County's houses of worship, where congregation members provide meals, essential needs and companionship for the guest families. Family Promise staff provides comprehensive case management, assistance securing employment, medical care, childcare, school placement and ultimately affordable housing. The goal is to provide immediate shelter while equipping families with the knowledge and resources they need to sustain their lasting independence in a home of their own.
St. Peter Catholic Church is at 70 Lady’s Island Drive.