Morgan State University Choir

Morgan State University Choir (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun / December 5, 2013)

The Morgan State University Choir, one of Baltimore's most acclaimed cultural organizations, will participate in the memorial service for Nelson Mandela Wednesday morning at Washington National Cathedral. The service will be streamed online free (you just need to register in advance).

During a Prelude that starts at 10 a.m., the choir, directed by Eric Conway, will perform such works as "If I Can Help Somebody" (in an arrangement by the ensemble's late founder, Nathan Carter), "Steal Away," and the "Agnus Dei" by Samuel Barber (a choral version of his haunting "Adagio for Strings"). The Morgan group will also collaborate with the South African Community Choir in anthems from Mandela's homeland.

Also performing at the event will be the Pacific Boychoir Academy, which, like the Morgan State University Choir, was invited to participate by Classical Movements, at the request of the South African ambassador.