Southern Folk Passion
The 27th annual presentation of Southern Folk Passion will be held April 5, 2020, 7:30 p.m. at the historic Church at Ponce and Highland (formerly Druid Hills Baptist Church), 1085 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Atlanta. It will feature the Meridian Chorale, Timothy Miller - soloist, conductor Steven Darsey, and actress Brenda Bynum.
A creation of Steven Darsey and the late Reverend Fred Craddock, Folk Passion features hymns from The Sacred Harp tunebook, compiled in Georgia in 1844 and sung by the Meridian Chorale with the Passion of St. Mark read by renowned actress Brenda Bynum. The Sacred Harp is one of many tunebooks produced by singing masters in the 19th century rural south. These masters found and notated tunes and texts frontier people were singing, thus preserving important hymns like “Wondrous Love” and “Bound for the Promised Land” for posterity.