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What: a gala with a choral ensemble and other festivities
When: Saturday, September 3 at 3 p.m.
Where: Cape May Point Science Center, 101 Lehigh Ave, Cape May Point
The Cape May Point Science Center welcomes you to a historic moment in the preservation of the former St Mary’s by the Sea building. “The Lost Birds…A Beacon of Hope” combines a performance by the Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble with the unveiling of the traveling Beacon of Hope sculpture.
The Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble is led by Director Chaequan Anderson, a choral conductor and music educator based in Princeton, New Jersey. As a teacher and conductor, he has held positions with Trenton Children’s Chorus, Westminster Conservatory, and as a guest conductor with ensembles in Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Celebrating its seventh season, Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble is a professional-level choir based in Ewing, New Jersey, seeking to enrich the lives of those in diverse communities with the highest caliber of choral music-making. We are very excited to welcome them to the Cape May Point Science Center, where they will be performing the work of Christopher Tin’s “The Lost Birds”, which themes around the migration and extinction of migratory birds.
Harriet Tubman statue The Beacon of Hope, for the first time ever, will be launched on its journey along the Underground Railroad from the Cape May Point Science Center. The Cape May Lighthouse was a landing spot for escaped enslaved people who came across the Delaware Bay, and William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad, purchased this building as the Home for Aged and Infirm Colored Persons in the 1890s.
Alongside the concert, we will be unveiling The Beacon of Hope, a statue of Harriet Tubman sculpted by Emmy and Academy Award winning sculptor Wesley Wofford. Wesley emphasizes the human presence and is characterized by a dynamic use of form and texture. Wesley’s monuments provoke passionate responses, known for his intimate, emotionally-charged portraits. With the grounds of the Cape May Point Science Center being tied to the Underground Railroad, we are honored to unveil The Beacon of Hope here.
Please join us for this night of celebration on Sunday, September 3rd! The concert is from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Find us on 101 Lehigh Ave, Cape May Point.
Tickets can be purchased on our website.