Church to present or­a­tor­i­cal per­for­mance

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“Wade in the Wa­ter,” an orig­i­nal or­a­tor­i­cal per­for­mance with mu­sic and dance, will take place at 4 p.m. Satur­day at St. Luke Mis­sion­ary Bap­tist Church, 2262 N. Get­tys­burg Ave., as part of St. Luke’s ob­ser­vance of Black His­tory Month. The pro­duc­tion will in­clude per­for­mances by the church’s praise dance min­istry and mu­sic min­istry. Ad­mis­sion is free.

Ju­lia Capers, au­thor of the per­for­mance, said, “The pre­sen­ta­tion, ‘Wade in the Wa­ter’ tells the story: by read­ings, mu­sic, dance and images, of how slaves com­mu­ni­cated se­cret code mes­sages in the songs they sang as they es­caped slav­ery by the Un­der­ground Rail­road.”

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