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Community Sing-out to Celebrate Harmony, Diversity on Rally Anniversary

Community Sing-out to Celebrate Harmony, Diversity on Rally Anniversary

The events of August 12, 2017 do not define the city of Charlottesville. That is why on August 12 of this year, the organizers of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir are holding a community sing-out where everyone is invited to participate in a positive musical celebration of our city. 

The C’ville Sing Out! will be held at 4:00PM on August 12, 2018 at the IX Art Park. No musical experience necessary, all are invited and welcome to sing and enjoy the harmonies of our hometown intercultural celebration.

“This is the first event of its kind in Charlottesville,” says co-organizer Nico Scopelliti. “By bringing everyone in our community together to sing, we will take back the date August 12 and show the world what our wonderful city is truly all about: harmony, diversity, and brotherhood among all races and religions.”

Over 95 people have already registered to sing, with an anticipated turnout of 300+ singers who will meet the day of the event at 2PM to rehearse at Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church on Lankford Avenue. They will learn and practice three songs and then march together a few blocks to IX Art Park for the main event.

“The best way to respond to hate is with love,” says co-organizer Michelle Allen, “and on August 12 this year, our voices will fill the air with a message of love, hope, and gratitude for our beautiful city.”

To find out more, register to sing, donate or become a supporter, visit or email Nico Scopellitiat

Contact persons:

Dr. Alvin Edwards -
David Simmons -
Elly Tucker -
Katey Buford -

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