Three choirs and members of the community gathered on a Saturday night in the name of unity.
Columbia Chorale, the Community Gospel Choir and Columbia Youth Choirs held a Unity Concert to bring together sounds of gospel and traditional choral music to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
The concert also served as a way to raise money for Youth Empowerment Zone, an organization where neglected adolescents can connect to ideas and activity of empowerment, according to the concert’s program. The audience filled up the pews of Missouri United Methodist Church, and the music brought people to their feet as it echoed around the building.