A Celebration of Diversity and Unity

The Better Together concert has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 4, 2022, 7:00 p.m. due to the Covid-19 situation affecting key chorus personnel. Thank you.

Rescheduled to Saturday, June 4, 2022, 7:00 PM from Sunday, May 22, 2022, 3:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
716 College Ave., Racine, WI 53403

If you have purchased tickets and are unable to attend on June 4th, you may give them to a friend, request a refund, convert to a donation, or use them for a concert next season.

“Gospel” means “Good News.” In Better Together, we will celebrate the good news of caring for others, love, and unity. The Choral Arts Society and special guest artist Lynda Schlitz will offer the uplifting music of composer Glenn Burleigh in a collaborative concert. You will hear many of Burleigh’s most beautiful and beloved works. This music is sure to inspire hope and joy*. Also importantly, it will bring us together in spirit.

African-American composer Glenn Burleigh (1949-2007) was a beloved friend and collaborator. Burleigh grew up in a black gospel music tradition and completed training as a classical pianist and composer. His mission was to bring people and music from different races and cultures together.

Featured works will include:

  • The Gathering, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God from Alpha Mass
  • Deliverance from Lamentation and Celebration
  • Nia from Nguzo Saba Suite
  • Faithful Over a Few Things
  • A Ukrainian Prayer by John Rutter

*Chair dancing, and even dancing in the aisles, will be permitted.

Online sales have ended. Tickets are available at Personal Touch Florists in Racine at 5445 Spring Street, (262) 886-9444 for cash or checks and will be available at the door.

Tickets ordered online will be held in will-call at the south (parking lot entrance) box office table and may be picked up from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. prior to the performance.

This concert was supported in part by a grant from the Racine Arts Council’s ArtSeed Program.

This season was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding for this season has been allocated from the Friends of Seniors Fund, the Vonnie and Maglona Jones Fund, and the Unrestricted Fund within the Racine Community Foundation.

Support also comes from Educators Credit Union and the Col. L.C. Christensen Charitable and Religious Foundation.