Joyful Noise at Sanders Theater

Joyful Noise at Sanders Theater

Cultures comes togerther to make a Joyful Noise at the Multicultural Arts Center 29th year presenting the Joyful Noise Gospel Concert

What was the best part about the concert? It is hard to say. The singing was phenomenal. The Harlem Gospel Choir was small in number but mighty in presence. Their voices rocked the house. The small African-American group of eight people had a mostly European group of approximate 1000 people standing on their feet, clapping their hands, and praising the Lord in this powerful service.

The Joyful Noise Concert as presented by the Multicultural Arts Center, is New England's' only multicultural visual and performing arts center. Which is a little difficult to believe of an area that boasts of diversity and progressive thought. The Multicultural Arts Center was incorporated over thirty-five years ago with a mission to present multicultural visual and performing arts programs that inform, educate, and enable diverse polulations to better undersand one another. The 41 Second Street location in East Cambridge is a venue for theater, dance, film, video, music, and the visual arts. For anyone interested in thought-provoking, socially and politically informed visual and performing arts programs and events should seriously consider becoming a member. Check them out at

The next best part about attending this amazing event, second to the performance and fellowship was the program which listed a Timeline of Significant Events in the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Well worth the time to contact the Multicultural Arts Center to get a copy of this. For instance:


Michael Luther King, Jr. was renamed Martin Luther King?
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize at 35?

There is so much more exciting, interesting things to learn. Not just about Dr. King, but about one another.

My friend that I attended the event with during the concert turned and said to me "I've never heard anything like this, have you?"
Well being African-American myself, I answered as modestly as possible "Well, yes, but perhaps not quite of this caliber"
Speaking for myself of course, music is always on my mind, in my soul, a part of my heritage, a part of my culture.