Gospel On Independence

In partnership with the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center and Kimmel Cultural Campus

Join us for a moving and soul-stirring performance by the Welcome America Mass Choir under the direction of Austin Woodlin and Zak Williams, showcasing the Six Singing Sista’s Ensemble and Philly Remembers Choir with special performances by Treena Ferebee and the Generations. This year’s performances, hosted by WDAS Patty Jackson, pays tribute to the 160th Anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Limited seating available on a first-come first-serve basis. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and/or blankets.

Be sure to try a sample of Rita’s cherry lemonade ice at this upcoming Wawa Welcome America event – the official festival flavor from the 2023 Wawa Welcome America Italian ice partner…Rita’s Italian Ice!

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Treena Ferebee
Philadelphia native, Treena Ferebee has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Legendary and local artists such as Stevie Wonder, Prince, Chaka Khan, Vivian Green, Musiq soulchild, Kurt Carr, Jazmine Sullivan and many more. 
Philly Remembers Choir
Philly Remembers, Inc. is a group of musicians, singers, and gospel aficionados from the Philadelphia, Pa. region that will pay tribute and commemorate the rich and robust history of the area’s gospel music. Through a series of events that will cover the sacred music years of 1950 through 2000, we will strive to share with the world the message of Christ and His blessings, by performing with excellence the composition, playing, and singing of some of the world’s most talented and innovative artists.
Six Singing Sista’s Ensemble
6 Singing Sista’s are a group of ladies who met while singing in a renowned gospel group (GMPA) Gospel Music Preservation Alliance Choir. These dynamic women of God love ministering the word of God through song whenever the opportunity permits.
Zak Williams & 1/AKORD
A Stellar Award Nominated #1 Billboard & Multiple Top 20 Charting Choir was formed in 2003. A group of singers & musicians united to uplift the name of the lord through song is based out of Philadelphia, PA.
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