St. Charles Women’s Choir to Perform at FVCC in Honor of Black History Month

By Beacon Staff

The Multicultural Affairs Office at Flathead Valley Community College will welcome the St. Charles Women’s Choir of Whitefish, under the direction of Karla West, to present a program of traditional spirituals on March 26.

Presented in honor of Black History Month, the program, “Freedom Train,” will focus specifically on pieces that originated and were sung during the years of slavery in the United States when slaves communicated with each other through music, often giving instructions regarding the Underground Railroad, their hope for freedom. Featured soloist and FVCC graduate Dianne Dunne Guenther will present a historical narration including background information on the pieces.

Free and open to the public, the program will take place at 7 p.m. in the FVCC Theater inside the Arts and Technology building. For more information, contact West at 756-3918.