The Children’s March

Sunday, March 05, 2023 - 7:00 PM
Church of the Palms
3224 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34239

Florida Premiere

A moving and dramatic oratorio by Philadelphia composer Andrew Bleckner takes us on a journey to a historical event during the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s. Incorporating traditional African-American styles and spirituals, the work shows the incivility of segregation through the innocence and optimistic spirit of children.

Music: Andrew Bleckner

Libretto: Charlotte Blake Alston


Charlayne Hunter-Gault, narrator
Joseph Holt, conductor
Susan Versage, piano
Percussion Ensemble
Choral Artists of Sarasota
Sarasota Young Voices – Geneviève Beauchamp, artistic director
Voci di Lumina – Deah McReynolds, artistic director
Maiya Stevenson, soprano
Krista Laskowski, mezzo-soprano
Amy Jo Connours, alto
J. Warren Mitchell, tenor
Baron Garriott, tenor
Jesse Martin, baritone
John Whittlesey, baritone

Price of event: $35 / Students $5