Join us for an afternoon of inspirational music to benefit the Ithaca MobilePack of Feed My Starving Children. Suggested concert donation $20.

The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, and will take place in Ford Hall Auditorium at Ithaca College (126 Conservatory Drive).

Additional donations fund food packing by Ithaca MobilePack September 30 through October 2, with a fundraising goal of $5,000.

The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, Ithaca-based organization of dozens of singers from across Tompkins County, including more than a dozen Ithaca College music majors, is dedicated to preserving the Negro Spiritual and its themes of sorrow, despair, and hope to promote racial healing and social justice.

The group, led by Founding Director Dr. Baruch Whitehead, Associate Professor of Music Education at Ithaca College, is named in honor of the late Ithaca resident, Dr. Dorothy Cotton, the civil rights pioneer who served as Education Director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She often delivered her messages of freedom and hope through music.