The Georgia Laster Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians will hold a memorial concert titled “We Honor Our Past for Our Future” on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship, 2085 Hobart Ave., Los Angeles.

The concert will feature performances by the Aura Trio, Dr. James Calhoun (organ, piano), Second Baptist Church’s Handbell Choir directed by Rebecca Haddad, soprano Gertrude Bradley, the United Male Chorus and other special guests.

This year’s honorees will be Dr. Esther Cleaver, Dr. Raleigh Bastine and opera singer Shirley Verrett.

The concert is free and open to the public. For further information, call (213) 787-6307 or visit the website at