Announcing our week-long event


September 10th – 17th

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.

Upcoming Events


Music Stream: The Marshes of Glynn

and other Lanier-Darsey works in concert Photos by Steven Darsey September 10th, 2022. 7:00 PM...

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Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Literature Stream: Arts at the Confluence: Conversations

First Congregational Church. Book Signing to follow. Free.     Join Pen America Award-winning essayist...

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First Congregational Church, 105 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Visual Arts Stream: Heralding Confluence

Open Exhibit - September 12th-16th @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (closed Wednesday the 14th)...

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Trees Atlanta Kendeda Building, 225 Chester Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
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Environmental Justice and Climate Change Stream: Metro Atlanta’s Urban Waters Symposium

“Appreciating and Protecting Metro Atlanta’s Urban Natural Areas: Old Problems, New Trends… New Approaches” Trees...

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Trees Atlanta Kendeda Building, 225 Chester Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
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Culminating Confluence Event – Tour of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

After 6 days of arts and environmental confluence in Atlanta, we conclude with a trip...

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Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park,

“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.”

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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