The Museum of the Albemarle will host “Music at the Museum” on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. The Elizabeth City State University’s Essence of Praise Gospel Choir and the Greater Anointing Ministries Choir will lift their voices to open the first of a continuing series of musical presentations at the museum. Essence of Praise will perform at 2:15 p.m. followed by Greater Anointing at 3:15.
Essence of Praise was established in 1982 as a vocal and instrumental outreach ministry to touch all those that listen. Their mission is to be a vehicle to preserve the spiritual roots of students at ECSU who were away from home. This award winning choir travels the east coast as Viking ambassadors.
The Greater Anointing Ministries is a non-denominational church that meets at St. Philip’s Chapel on S. McMorrine Street. Dr. Beverly Mercer is the pastor. The Greater Anointing Ministries church choir was established about four years ago. The choir sings every Sunday at Greater Anointing and is made up of young and seasoned adults. The choir also takes special appointments by request.
Music at the Museum will continue throughout the year with Sunday performances. Booking dates for April through December are open to interested performers. Please contact the Education department.
Galleries will be open to the public between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. A special exhibit of a handwritten copy of the 13th Amendment, 1865, will be on display which abolished slavery in the United States. After the measures, adoption by the House of Representatives in January 1865, members of Congress, Vice-President Hannibal Hamlin and President Lincoln signed several commemorative copies for the US Sanitary Commission. A secretary provided Lincoln’s signature. The commission sold these signed copies to raise money for sick and wounded Union soldiers. Colonel Henri Crandall, the Adjutant-General of Rhode Island, owned this particular copy.” This copy of the 13th Amendment is on display in Under Both Flags: Civil War in the Albemarle.
The Museum of the Albemarle is a unit of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. For more information on North Carolina arts, history and culture, visit Cultural Resources online.