Keyport Naval Museum, Gospel Choir on Bainbridge honor Martin Luther King Jr. | Kitsap Week

Sing Out! will honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.                                       - Kathryn Keve / Contributed
Sing Out! will honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
— image credit: Kathryn Keve / Contributed

KEYPORT — Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport’s annual event honoring the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Jan. 11, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport.

Monica E. Emerson, diversity officer for the U.S. Department of the Navy, will be the keynote speaker.  Emerson was previously executive director of the Global Diversity Office at Chrysler LLC.

Emerson was appointed as the Highly Qualified Expert by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in August 2009. She is the principal adviser to the Chief of Naval Personnel on all matters relating to internal and external diversity. She also provides leadership throughout the organization in support of the Chief of Naval Operations’ diversity vision and strategy.

The ceremony is coordinated by Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport’s Black Employees’ Program.   The event is free and open to the public.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Seattle’s world-renowned Patrinell Wright & The Total Experience Gospel Choir and the 2012 MLK Jr. Memorial Community Choir will be featured in the 13th annual Sing Out!, a Bainbridge School Foundation benefit, Jan. 28 in the Bainbridge High School Commons.

At 1 p.m., there will be a choir workshop under Wright’s direction. Sing spirituals and traditional black gospel-style choral music that inspired Dr. King. No experience necessary, no sheet music to read. Ages 10 and older. Scholarships available.

At 5 p.m., there will be a soul food dinner. At 7 p.m., the concert begins.

The events are open to public participation.

Admission to the concert is $12 adults, $8 students. Dinner tickets are $12. Workshop fee is $12 adults, $8 students (age 10-17). Tickets to all three events are $30 adults, $20 students.

Advance tickets: Winslow Drugs or call (206) 842-2200

Co-sponsors are Bainbridge Island School District, Bainbridge School Foundation, Bainbridge Island Interfaith Council, Filipino-American Community of Bainbridge Island and Vicinity, Town & Country Market.

Info: (206) 842-4164,


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