Tulsa Chorale commemorates the Tulsa Race Massacre’s 100-year anniversary with May 7 performance of Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” in collaboration with Ahha Tulsa’s Mayfest and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission

On May 7, Tulsa Chorale will remember the historic Tulsa Race Massacre and commemorate the 100th anniversary with a performance of Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.” Two in-person performances will be offered at 5:30 and 7:00 pm outdoors at Ahha Tulsa, as well as an option to live-stream the performance.

“We hope this performance will inspire the Tulsa community to learn more about the events that took place in our city 100 years ago and get involved in creating a better future,” says Dr. Tim Sharp, Tulsa Chorale’s Artistic Director.

Tickets are 20 dollars and are available by visiting tulsachorale.org. The performance is in conjunction with Ahha Tulsa’s Mayfest and in partnership with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. Tulsa Chorale is grateful for the Commission’s support of this event through a generous grant from the Commemorative Grants Program. 

Inspiring Tulsa audiences since 1992, Tulsa Chorale is a nonprofit chorus comprised of nearly 100 auditioned singers from diverse professional backgrounds, blending together into one voice. The mission of the chorus is to inspire our community through passionate choral performance experiences. Each member shares a passion for great choral music, a dedication to the art of classical music performance, and a vision to make choral music performance relevant to a growing group of performers and listeners.

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission will leverage the rich history surrounding the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by facilitating actions, activities, and events that commemorate and educate all citizens. The projects of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission will educate Oklahomans and Americans about the Race Massacre and its impact on the state and Nation; remember its victims and survivors; and create an environment conducive to fostering sustainable entrepreneurship and heritage tourism within the Greenwood District specifically, and North Tulsa generally.

Ahha Tulsa is a connecting place for artists, cultural organizations, and the public whose nonprofit mission is to keep Tulsa creative. The 40,000 square-foot Hardesty Center is located at 101 E. Archer Street in the Tulsa Arts District and is home to galleries, studios, and large-scale immersive art. Ahha is observing elevated public health protocols due to the pandemic, operating at 10% of usual capacity. Advance tickets are recommended and can be purchased online at ahhatulsa.org/visit or by calling 918-584-3333. Ahha Tulsa is open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12:00-9:00 PM and Sundays 12:00-7:00 PM. More information available at www.ahhatulsa.org and by following @ahhatulsa on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.