Our recent CONFLUENCE programming includes the 2021 Atlanta Music Festival focused on environmental justice, the arts, and Atlanta’s Proctor Creek – videos available here.  We also presented a swashbuckling celebration of the sea shanty meme, “Shanties and Songs of the Sea” – videos available here.

View our Southern Folk Advent here.

When Shall I see Jesus?

Gary S. Hauk, Preacher

Leah Calvert and Friends Bluegrass

Timothy Miller

The Meridian Chorale
Steven Darsey, Artistic Director

Sacred Harp Tunes
Bluegrass-Gospel Music

2 pm Saturday, December 4, 2021
Old Church, Oxford

Oxford College of Emory University

Oxford, GA–38 miles east of Atlanta, I-20 exit 90
Corner of Fletcher and Wesley-street parking

Bring Covid Vaccination Cards and Wear Masks
Event free – offering taken

Southern Folk Advent

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Tradition – Inspiration – Transformation

Meridian Herald engages musical, literary and spiritual traditions to affirm shared humanity, advance enduring truth, enrich the present and transform the future for individuals and communities.

Our events include the Southern Folk Advent and Passion and the Atlanta Music Festival. The music, ranging from classical to folk, African American to Appalachian, sacred to secular, traditional to avant-­garde, is performed by the Meridian Chorale and other groups and soloists.

Support Meridian Herald

Meridian Herald strives to transform lives and culture through traditions of music and worship that bridge communities, redeem and honor the past, inspire the present, and ennoble the future.

Meridian Herald depends on donations to enable our programming, the lion’s share of which come from individual donors. Meridian Herald is a 501(c) (3) non-profit and contributions are tax deductible.

2016 Atlanta Music Festival Recording

Bound for the Promised Land featuring

   Jessye Norman

Spelman and Morehouse College Glee Clubs
Meridian Chorale and Orchestra

CD release: December 1, 2019
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“Dr. Darsey’s choral directing can best be described as a pursuit of sublimity. He knows how to raise a choir’s singing to such a level, and he invests himself fully in bringing it about.”

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