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Philadelphia Community Mass


FREE: The Philadelphia Community Mass

at Monumental Baptist Church
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Monumental Baptist Church
4948 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19139

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Add to calendar Add to Calendar 2018-08-11 15:00:00 2018-08-11 15:00:00 Philadelphia Community Mass The Mann Center the Mann. America/New_York public

Inspired by Bernstein’s MASS, the Mann will draw together a collective of Philadelphia-based composers, musicians and directors from Philadelphia’s rich African American church community to create a community Mass that explores the relevance of faith in our times. Featuring the Bernstein-inspired compositions of Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Ruth Naomi Floyd, Jay Fluellen and Evelyn Simpson Curenton, the Philadelphia Community Mass will be presented as a full concert at the Monumental Baptist Church. The concert will be anchored by the Philadelphia Community Mass Choir, a collective of singers representing diverse communities in and around Philadelphia. The performance will be punctuated by spoken libretto excerpts from Bernstein’s MASS delivered by leaders from Philadelphia’s civic and religious communities.


  • This event is not at the Mann Center, it is at Monumental Baptist Church.
  • This is a free event
  • Seating is general admission and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission.
  • Free street parking is available around the church 



community mass composers


Community Mass Composers
· Dr. Rollo Dillworth
· Ruth Naomi Floyd
· Jay Fluellen
· Evelyn Simpson Curenton

The Philadelphia Community Mass is presented in partnership with NEWorks Productions and Monumental Baptist Church. The Philadelphia Community Mass is conceived and artistically directed by Nolan Williams, Jr., CEO of NEWorks Productions.

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Picnics are not allowed for this performance. 

Alcohol is not permitted at this performance.



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Lawn chairs are not permitted for this performance. 



Parking is free for this show.

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