The Cathedral Choir of John Wesley AME Zion Church will be in concert on Sunday February 16, 2020 at 3:30 pm at the church at 1615-14th Street, N. W. Washington, DC. The music compositions of Mr. Salone T. Clary, Sr., choral composer, author, pianist, choir director and music educator will be featured as he is celebrated as a “Hidden Gem” of the Washington Metropolitan Area. His choral musical repertoire include classical, gospel, Negro spiritual and anthems.

Mr. Clary has received many honors in recognition of his excellence as a talented artist. He has been elected to the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. His first publication of choral music was published by Warner brothers, New York. Later his music was accepted for publication by GIA Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois. Famous among his choral publications are “I Want to Live With God”; “Give Thanks to God”; “Where Shall I go”; “Is There Anybody Here Who Loves My Jesus” and “My Lord Is Risen From the Dead”. 

Mr. Clary is well prepared for his role as music educator and author having received the BS Degree in Music Education from Norfolk State University; the MS Degree in Music Education with emphasis on performance from Virginia State University, and post graduate studies in choral composition and piano at Catholic University of America. 

His work assignments in the Washington area have included Assistant Band Director, Cardoza High School; Director of the Cathedral Choir and Organist at John Wesley AME Zion Church; and Assistant Choral Director and Composition Instructor at Duke Ellington School of the Arts. 

The public is invited to join in a musical experience that will be uplifting and long lasting. For further information contact John Wesley AME Zion Church at 202-667-3824 or contact Mrs. Mildred Shannon at [email protected]

Dr. Christopher L. Zacharias is the Pastor of John Wesley AME Zion Church.