"Anybody who wants to participate can," said Tamara Fox, of Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, "It probably will be a very diverse group."
Participants will include members of Gethsemane Tabernacle of Hope Church in Royersford, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills and students and faculty of the Kimberton Waldorf School. Sherry Wild Feuer and members of the church combined in an effort to create a project for the holiday.
The choir will be comprised of some of the church and school choirs with volunteers. Singers will meet to rehearse at Gethsemane Tabernacle of Hope Church from 10 a.m. to noon and then will perform three times during the day.
"We will get the feeling of a fresh, spontaneous performance," said Fox. Choir members will meet (some for the first time) and sing the songs, which are relatively simple to perform, shortly after at three locations including:
1 to 1:45 p.m. at Gethsemane Tabernacle of Hope Church, 425 Walnut Street, Royersford, Pa.
2:15 to 3:15 p.m. at the Phoenixville Senior Citizens' Center, 115 Church Street, Phoenixville, Pa.
3:45 to 4:30 p.m. at Rose Hall, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, 1601 Pughtown Road, Kimberton, Pa.
Gethsemane Tabernacle of Hope Church is affiliated with the Church of God in Christ and is a multicultural church welcoming all members of the surrounding community.
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is a residential farming community that includes adults with developmental disabilities.
The Kimberton Waldorf School offers preschoolers through students in grade 12 a holistic approach to education in which students are involved in a dynamic process of exploration, both of the world and of themselves.
"In a sense the freedom songs are the soul of the movement. They are more than just incantations of clever phrases designed to invigorate a campaign; they are as old as the history of the Negro in America." - Dr. Martin Luther King