(Last Updated On: May 4, 2019)

The Aeolians Of Oakwood University Free Concert In San Francisco May 5th, Third Baptist Church

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UPDATE: Aeolians Of Oakwood Concert In SF May 5th At Third Baptist Church A Go After Bus Fire

– Back by popular demand, the award-winning Aeolians of Oakwood University is returning to perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Third Baptist Church in , 1399 McAllister St, . Admission is free.

The internationally-renowned choir, organized by the late Dr. Eva B. Dykes in 1946, made its stunning Northern California debut at Third Baptist jt last year. However, the timing of their upcoming performance makes their return even more significant.

African American families in are in dire need of inspiration following a grim report showing a widening achievement gap at their schools. The report has prompted the NAACP’s chapter, headed by Dr. Rev. Amos Brown of Third Baptist Church, to submit a comprehensive intervention proposal to the Unified School District that maps a road to an advantaged education for the city’s African American students. The proposed interventions include a summer enrichment program, personalized tutoring and academic mentoring, mental health support, a Pathways to Success program and, yes, mic education.

Through mic, The Aeolians of Oakwood University has proven for decades what can happen when members of an historically marginalized community band together to achieve greatness. Under the leadership of Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand, an Oakwood graduate, The Aeolians are champions in both national and international choir competitions, earning a four-peat in HBCU (Historically Black College and University) competitions. The choir features a repertoire ranging from the Baroque era to the 20th century, and moreover this choir is an authoritative exponent of Negro spirituals and work songs which express the yearnings of our forefathers to be free.

Research has shown that mical training emboldens learning skills and positively impacts social and cognitive outcomes. In , the Charles A. Tindley Mic Academy provides this education through academic, artistic and personal development activities. The Academy serves as a key piece to the NAACP’s intervention proposal for SFSD.

“This return visit by the -class The Aeolians is providing more than an rare, can’t-miss performance. They serve as an example of what we can accomplish here in if we can implement a well-rounded, personalized program serving the most underserved families in our community,” Rev. Brown said. “Providing an advantaged education to this city’s dwindling African American population is long overdue.”

Stay tuned.

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