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Making melody in your heart: Mitchell-Matthews, Osgood join CSO for evening of African-American spirituals, Emancipation celebration

Making melody in your heart: Mitchell-Matthews, Osgood join CSO for evening of African-American spirituals, Emancipation celebration

Lawrence Mitchell-Matthews’ great-great-great-grandfather sang African spirituals.

He was a farmer, a sharecropper and a pastor. He would gather the family together and make everyone sit down before leading the songs. The group sing-alongs were a time for family and God. Now when Matthews sings spirituals, he feels a loving connection to his past.