14 BOCNEWS.com DECEMBER 2017 Legacy Ensemble’s Concert Debut“Heart of the Holy-Days”to Benefit Puerto Rico and World AIDS DENVER – The exciting Legacy Ensemble, a new choral group under the direction of nationally known choir director and musician Daryl J. Walker, makes its debut at “A Heart for the Holy-Days” concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Shorter Community A.M.E. Church, 3100 Richard Allen Court in Denver. The event is a benefit for Puerto Rico, where citizens are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria, and also for World AIDS and its efforts regarding HIV awareness. Featured performers at Legacy Ensemble’s debut concert will include Denver’s First Lady Mary Louise Lee, Dr. Michael Williams, Dr. Willie C. Singleton, Denver Children’s Choir, Hope Golden Dance Ministries, Spirit of Grace Singers, Bro. Jeff and award-winning “spoken word” slam poet Theo E.J. Wilson. Legacy Ensemble’s 20 members and its director Daryl J. Walker are “com- mitted to legacy and living out legacy,” he said. “What better time during the Holy Days to join our hearts to give to those truly in need by living out a Legacy of Love for humanity?” At other performances, the Ensemble will rename itself in tribute to the per- son or group whose legacy is being honored. During recent performances, for example, the ensemble appeared as the Whitney Young Legacy Ensemble, AKA Legacy Ensemble, Ruby J. Kirk Legacy Ensemble and the Jonathan Parker Legacy Ensemble. They will appear as World AIDS Legacy Ensemble at a 7 p.m. concert on Sunday, Dec. 3 at Park Hill United Methodist Church, 5209 Montview Blvd. in Denver. Advance tickets for the Legacy Ensemble’s debut on Dec. 13 at Shorter will be $15 at eventbrite. com and at The Word Book Store at 8710 E. Colfax Ave. At the door, tickets are $20. For more information, contact Jenaya Perdue at 720-295-7781 or jenayaperdue@gmail.com.