Charles Mays, Jr. to Speak at St. Micheal’s-Brattleboro on Martin Luther King Sunday, Jan. 14
BRATTLEBORO, VT – St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., recently announced that Charles Mays, Jr. will lead an adult forum and will preach on Sunday, January 14 at a 10:15 AM service honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!
About Charles Mays, Jr.
Charles Mays, Jr. was raised and nurtured in the Southern Baptist tradition of singing and piano playing. He went on to study voice, culminating in doctoral studies at the Hartt School of Music, where his dissertation topic was the Middle Passage development of the spiritual. Mays’s ties to the Brattleboro community began when he was invited to participate in the Marlboro Music Festival. He was selected to be a touring member of Marlboro Festival and was in residence for three seasons. Following that, Mays won the Metropolitan Opera Young Artist Award.
Mays has appeared as a soloist with countless choruses and orchestras, and his particular link to St. Michael’s comes through his association and friendship with Music Director Susan Dedell, with whom he has worked musically for over 15 years. Charles has a passion for sharing the history of black music in America and frequently does presentations, master classes, and workshops in schools. He currently lives in New Haven, CT with his partner, Patrick.