Trinity Episcopal “Old Swedes” presents Lift Every Voice, Feb. 18

SWEDESBORO — Acclaimed pianist and vocalist, Jay Daniels, will present a special concert to commemorate Black History Month on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal “Old Swedes” Church, 1208 Kings Hwy in Swedesboro.

“Lift Every Voice” is a celebration of African-American music that focuses on the sacred and spiritual compositions that would influence generations to come. From spirituals like “Wade in the Water” and “There Is a Balm in Gilead” to the hymns of writers such as Thomas A. Dorsey and Doris Akers, Jay will not only present these beloved songs but also the stories behind them. Please join us as we come together to celebrate these timeless works during “Lift Every Voice”. For more information, call (917) 426-3655 or e-mail musicbyjaydaniels@gmail.com.

Trinity Episcopal “Old Swedes” Church was founded by Swedish Lutheran settlers who originally worshiped in a log cabin on the site in 1703.  Records indicate that a cabin on the property was used extensively as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The current church building dates to 1784 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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