Westminster Presbyterian Church Filled with Music and Joy at Mathes and Mitchell Nuptials

By Cheryl Kravitz At a wedding like no other, the sounds of The FAME Jazz Ensemble (high school musicians from The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education) heralded the “jazzy” arrival of the Linda Mathes and Robert Mitchell wedding processional as they made their way down the aisle at the Westminster Presbyterian Church […]

Kristen Hayes-Campbell Exhibits at Southwest Freedom Festival

by Vyllorya Evans The Remember the Pearl Group is excited to invite you to the Southwest Freedom Festival, featuring special guest Kristen Hayes-Campbell, on Saturday, April 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Westminster Church, located at 400 I Street SW. You may also call 202.484.7700 to schedule a viewing April 8-30.   Kristen is […]

Southwest DC Hosts Events Commemorating Historic Escape of Enslaved People to Freedom

By Reverend Ruth Hamilton The public is invited to gather at the corner of 4th and I Streets Southwest (by Westminster Church) on Friday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. to begin a “Remember the Pearl” memorial walk to The Wharf.   On April 15, 1848, a total of 77 men, women, and children enslaved by prominent […]

Women in Jazz

The Thinking About Jazz (TAJ) program for June, sponsored by the Southwest Renaissance Development Corporation (SRDC), will be held on Saturday, June 28 at Westminster Church from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This program examines two extraordinary women in jazz: pianist, vocalist, and composer Lillian (Lil) Hardin, and classical and jazz musician and vocalist Hazel Scott. […]