The Martin Luther King Chorale, under the direction Steve Milloy, provides the musical heart of the MLK Day Commemorative Program at Music Hall. Women and men of all ages, races and diverse beliefs from area churches, mosques, synagogues and choral groups gather every year to musically celebrate and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Chorale, founded in 1992 by Dr. Catherine Roma and Bishop Todd O’Neal, has been singing on MLK Day since 1992. They sang at the groundbreaking and again at the dedication of the Freedom Center and often perform throughout the city around MLK Day. At the 2012 World Choir Games they won 2 Gold Diplomas and an invitation to sing in Riga, Latvia during the the 2014 World Choir Games.
The new director, Steve Milloy, worked with the MLK Chorale during the last season and the World Choir Games. Steve is well known in the choral community for his compositions and commissioned arrangements. Steve is also a talented vocalist and pianist. Building a vocal community for unity, the Martin Luther King Chorale rehearses in the fall and winter for the January MLK Day celebration. Rehearsals for the MLK Day 2018 event will begin in the Fall of 2017.