We Shall Overcome

A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, April 10, 2020

7:30 p.m. // Atwood Concert Hall

We Shall Overcome is a searing, soul-stirring soundtrack to the civil rights movement. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words and actions, and the movement’s struggle for equality and justice, this show ties together a living lineage of African-American music and culture that includes traditional and modern gospel, soul, jazz, classical, Broadway, and spirituals.

Songs range from traditional hymns like “You’ve Got to Move” to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” From the piano bench, award-winning artist and composer Damien Sneed helms this spirited and reflective celebration, fluidly covering musical ground from Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to Wynton Marsalis and Duke Ellington. Ensemble songs soar and solo numbers sizzle. Come hear freedom ring.

Inspirational music night
Singing hand in hand

The music of a movement

Passion and optimism


“Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism and thoroughness to every occasion. His talent stretches across traditional divisions. In the realest sense, he uses his artistry to make our world a better place.” - Wynton Marsalis

Subscribe & save! Tickets start at $28 with a subscription of three or more shows. Tickets for just this show start at $33.75.

“Damien is an extraordinarily talented, intelligent and well-rounded musician as well as a human being of depth and passion.” - Jessye Norman

Anchorage Concert Association and CenterTix box office are the only authorized sellers of tickets to this show.

Open House

Call for vocalists

March 7, 2pm -3pm at The Business Boutique (4119 Mountain View Drive)

Calling on vocalist interested in singing with an accompanying choir as part of Anchorage Concert Association's presentation of We Shall Overcome. Join us for this open house event and conversation at The Business Boutique. Details on selected choral pieces and the rehearsal schedule for this collaboration will be discussed.