Dr. Johnie Dean, a Midway College music instructor, joined 375 performers on stage Monday, February 2 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. The artists took part in the Kentucky Humanities Council and the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre's presentation of Our Lincoln honoring the 200th birthday of our nation's sixteenth president. Dr. Dean, the Assistant Conductor with the Lexington Singers, also accompanied the Lexington Children's Choir in a joint concert with the Washington, D.C. Children's Chorus on Sunday, February 1.
Dr. Dean's commissioned arrangement of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" was performed by Metropolitan Opera star Angela Brown, the American Spiritual Ensemble, the Lexington Singers and the UK orchestra. In addition, Dr. Dean was commissioned to do an arrangement of "My Old Kentucky Home" as the finale for the program, featuring all the singers plus the orchestra. To learn more about the program visit www.kennedy-center.org.