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Morehouse to Host 16th Annual “A King Celebration” Concert With The Atlanta Symphony

The 16th annual “A King Celebration” Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will be held on Thursday, January 17, at 8 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. The concert is presented in partnership with The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, American Public Media, Morehouse, Spelman College and Target.

The musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a 1948 Morehouse graduate, commemorates the life and work of the celebrated civil rights leader. This year’s concert continues the valued collaboration with the Morehouse and Spelman glee clubs, lead by guest conductor Chelsea Tipton, II. Andrew Young well narrate American composer Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," and several members of Dr. King’s inner circle will share their memories of King’s mission and great spirit.

Concert tickets are priced at $25 (or buy one get one free, thanks to Target) and $10 for student tickets with a valid student ID (or buy one get one free, thanks to Target) and are available for purchase at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office located at 15th and Peachtree streets – in advance and until 3 p.m. the day of the concert. They can also be charged to major credit cards by calling 404-733-5000 or by visiting the ASO website at

Tickets may also be purchased at the King Chapel starting at 6:30 p.m. the day of the concert. All seats are general admission.

Target believes in the power of partnerships with leading cultural institutions to foster creativity, promote learning and build stronger communities. When Target opened its first store in 1962, it was with a strong commitment to support and empower the communities its stores serve. Today, that tradition is reflected in the Target grant-making program, through which Target gives back more than $3 million each week to communities across the country with a focus on the arts, education and safe families and communities. Target is proud to continue its partnership with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as presenting sponsor of the16th Annual A King Celebration Concert. As a company, Target is dedicated to supporting and practicing Dr. King’s values of equality, respect, and commitment to community responsibility and continues to honor his legacy through volunteerism and community giving. Minneapolis-based Target serves guests at 1,591 stores in 47 states nationwide.

On Monday, January 21, 2008, the concert will be broadcast and distributed by American Public Media to more than 250 public radio stations across the nation. For nationwide station information and broadcast times, please visit

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