Music Makes Me Happy Chorus to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

January 4, 2024

The Music Makes Me Happy Chorus will pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a January 15 concert featuring civil rights movement songs and gospel favorites.  

The program features baritone soloist Rozime Lindsey, soprano soloist Ella McGaunn Geiger, and speaker Jen Turner from Concord’s Robbins House African American History Museum. 

The audience will be invited to sing along with pieces such as “We Shall Overcome,” “This Little Light of Mine,” “Oh Freedom,” Dona Nobis,” “This Land is Your Land,” and “Let There Be Peace on Earth.”  

The concert takes place at 3 p.m. at First Parish Church, 20 Lexington Road, Concord. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. 

Originally from Philadelphia, Rozime Lindsey received his Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Boston University. As a member of the All-City Philadelphia Chorus and Orchestra, he has performed for President Joseph Biden and Pope Francis and under the baton of Yannick Nezet-Seguin of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera. 

Ella McGaunn Geiger is a singer, director, and vocologist who runs Interlude Music in Maynard, where she teaches voice and acting, records for composers and puts on theatrical performances alongside her husband, Devereux Geiger. She has performed with ACME Improv Company, in radio plays at the Maynard Fine Arts Theater and as a soloist for the Maynard Jazz Fest. 

Music Makes Me Happy Chorus is a private, non-profit human service educational organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with developmental and physical disabilities through music.