Heartland offers ‘We Are the Dream’


Staff reports

Heartland Sings will commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a dramatic and musical tribute. The celebration will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Plymouth UCC Church, 501 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne.

A free-will offering will be accepted at this community concert, which is part of the Plymouth Music Series.

The Rev. Bill McGill will lead the service. In an announcement, Heartland Sings said, community speakers will bring “the powerful and poignant words of Dr. King to life.” Robert Nance will direct Heartland Sings “in the anthems that express the hope and promise of the time.” Janice Furtner will narrate.

In an announcement, Heartland said, “This dramatic, musical tribute, ‘We Are the Dream,’ combines the powerful words of Dr. King with the music that defined and propelled the Civil Rights Movement.”

Founded in 1997 by Nance, Heartland Sings continues as a nonprofit vocal music production company, bringing a variety of vocal music productions and educational outreach programs to a 225-mile radius of Fort Wayne. Heartland comprises five principal vocal artists and 24 other vocal artists, with other volunteer vocalists auditioning for larger productions. For details, visit heartlandchorale.org,

The Plymouth music series continues at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, with “Bach’s Birthday Bash.” Follow the schedule at plymouthfw.org.