In honor of Black History Month, the New Jersey-Israel Commission is co-sponsoring a groundbreaking musical experience, “Symphony of Brotherhood,” with the Church of God in Christ. The concert, set for Sunday, February 26 at 6 p.m. at Wells Cathedral Church in Newark, will celebrate the shared fellowship of Black, Jewish, and Christian communities. “Symphony of Brotherhood” is a production by Israeli-American Grammy Award-winning artist Miri Ben-Ari, who also is member of the New Jersey-Israel Commission, in collaboration with gospel performer Derrick Starks.
“Symphony of Brotherhood,” the name of Ben-Ari’s latest hit (featuring Flo Rida), includes performances by Melonie Daniels, Lena Starks, kr3ts dance company, and Dr. Pauline Plummer, founder or Covenant Daughters International.
State government officials and community leaders will attend, including New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way; leaders of the New Jersey-Israel Commission; Glenn Plummer, the Church of God in Christ Bishop of Israel (he’s the first African American bishop ever to live in Israel), and Bishop Kevin Knight.
There is no cost for tickets, but advance registration is requested.
“New Jersey is celebrated as a melting pot of so many various cultures, and the New Jersey-Israel Commission has, once again, created an initiative to unite our communities,” Secretary of State Tahesha Way said. “I am thrilled to be celebrating Black History Month by attending this one-of-a-kind ‘Symphony of Brotherhood’ concert, and we are looking forward to seeing how this unique performance will unite our communities and deepen friendships for the people of New Jersey.”
For information, go to tinyurl.com/NJICSymphonyOfBrotherhood.