The Good Raised Up, recounts a dramatic episode of Philadelphia's history to illuminate ethical action in the face of social injustice. Acclaimed Philadelphia artists, storyteller Charlotte Blake-Alston and the late jazz violinist John Blake, Jr., collaborated to create this original work, commissioned by Commonwealth Youthchoirs.
The Johnson House Historic Site is Philadelphia’s only accessible, intact stop on the Underground Railroad, and was home to generations of Quaker abolitionists. The composition will be sung by members of the Keystone State Boychoir and Pennsylvania Girlchoir, and Find Your Instrument! (FYI!) choir from Commonwealth Youthchoirs' choral education program serving under three Germantown elementary schools with no music program.