The University of Alabama in Huntsville has rescheduled its annual Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Commemoration for Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. at the University of Alabama in Huntsville University Center Exhibit Hall. The event was originally scheduled to take place on Jan. 17 but was cancelled due to inclement weather.
The Oakwood University Aeolians choir will perform during the program, which is free and open to the public. The Aeolians, organized in 1946, have performed nationally and internationally. In 2012, the group participated in the seventh World Choir Games and won the championship trophy in the “spiritual” category, besting 15 other choirs for the honor.
The Aeolians have also competed successfully in a nationwide contest to become Friendship Ambassadors for the United States. Under the sponsorship of the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation of New York City, the Aeolians toured Romania and Great Britain.
The Aeolians’ album “Oh Freedom” has sold more than 10,000 copies, and the choir has also recorded two joint concerts with the UAH Wind Ensemble. The Aeolians have also made appearances on “Good Morning America” and “The CBS Morning Show.”
The Office of Multicultural Affairs, in conjunction with the Office of Diversity, sponsors the annual Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Commemoration. For more information about the program, call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 256-824-2332.