Music: Spirituals Choir

With Jim Thomas at the helm, the spirituals choir responds vigorously. — File photo by Lynn Christoffers

“Songs from the Field: The Mystery of Spirituals,” Jim Thomas and his Spirituals Choir present songs sung by African slaves in the U.S., along with historical commentary. Guest organist: Lavert Stuart. $15, benefits the U.S. Slave Song Project. Children 12 and under free. usslavesongproject.com/category/jim-thomas.