Nathaniel Dett Chorale

Fans of quality choral and gospel music are doubtlessly pumped for tomorrow's appearance by this 21-voice Toronto-based classically-trained choir at First Baptist Church (2241 Victoria Ave.) at 8 p.m.

Under the direction of Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, they are the first professionally-trained Canadian choir to specialize in Afrocentric music. Last year at around this time, they'd just returned from a 10-day visit to Washington, D.C. where they participated in several events held to commemorate Barack Obama's presidential inauguration, including a Jan. 19 performance at the Smithsonian on Martin Luther King Day, and a Jan. 20 gig at a Canadian Embassy-hosted "tailgate party".

Here's video of the choir performing "Ave Maria"

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