Abyssinian 200


Abyssinian celebrated its 200-year anniversary. Anniversary events included special worship services, an original theme song composed by Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, an exhibition at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, commissioned art work, galas, a musical CD, and Wynton Marsalis’s “Abyssinian 200: A Celebration,” written for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the United Voices of Abyssinian choir. The work was performed at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater and at the church.

Much of the celebration was chronicled at www.abyssinian200.org.