You don’t want to miss this performance!
A group of talented young performers are traveling all the way from Ohio to Mt. Zion Baptist Church for a spectacular show.
The Faces of Urban Strings will be performing on June 13, 2018.
IBWC is a proud sponsor of this amazing group of young musicians.
Urban Strings Columbus was founded in 2007 by Catherine T. Willis. Two girls in a low performing middle school were enrolled in a strings program and were asked to participate in a Black History Program. The performance was so well received that Ms. Willis began looking for other African American youth string musicians to form a group. Eleven years later, approximately 50 African American youth musicians have become members of the youth string orchestra.
They attend Greater Columbus City, charter, parochial private and suburban schools. The mission of the Urban Strings Columbus Youth Orchestra is to generate African American string musicians because only four percent of conductors and directors of symphonies and orchestras in the country are African Americans. The orchestra has received support from the sororities, fraternities, the Links, churches and other community organizations.
They have performed at The Ohio State University, Cleveland Ohio Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jubilee Hall at Fisk University, the Metropolitan A.M.E and Metropolitan Baptist churches in Washington D.C. Their tenth anniversary tour last year included performances in New Orleans, and Atlanta. The tour included visiting the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, and the 16 Ave Baptist Church, the campuses of Tuskegee, Spelman, Morehouse and Clark Atlanta.
If you have any questions, please call 757-589-0509. We will see you there!