Shir Shalom to host MLK event Friday night

Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield counties will host a special “Spirituals Shabbat” service honoring the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.

This is the 16th year Congregation Shir Shalom has hosted a Spirituals Shabbat with the Serendipity Chorale of Norwalk, led by Gigi Van Dyke. This year, this chorale and Congregation Shir Shalom’s choir will be joined by special guests: The KEYS Chorus of Bridgeport.

The KEYS program (Kids Empowered by Your Support) empowers underserved inner-city children from Bridgeport through one-to-one instrument lessons and group music instruction. The chorus includes 15 students, grades 4-12.  

The Serendipity Chorale has been sharing music in the community for over 40 years. Pete Seeger was an early fan and chose the chorale to sing his music on numerous occasions for the Clearwater Festival.

For more information, call 203-438-6589 or email