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Concert: Annual Gospel Concert for Black History Month

 
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 07:00pm
     

“Evening of Gospel Choirs”

The “Evening of Gospel Choirs” program brings together four choirs from traditionally Black churches in the community, along with one Evangelical Asian choir and one Evangelical Latino choir. The program will be introducted by the Reverend Brenda Lumzy of the award-winning female gospel group, “The Lumzy Sisters of Mississippi.” The Lumzy Sisters have traveled for well over 30 years spreading the gospel in song. With numerous albums to their credit, these women of song have been trailblazers in the female quartet arena.

Gospel flyer-Feb 2015

The gospel progam for 2015 is dedicated to the memory of Andrae Edward Crouch (July 1, 1942 – January 8, 2015). Crouch was an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger, recording artist, record producer, and pastor. Referred to as “the father of modern gospel music” by contemporary Christian and gospel music professionals, Crouch was especially well known for his compositions “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power,” “My Tribute, To God Be the Glory,” and “Soon, Very Soon.”

The invited Keynote Speaker is the Reverend Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey. His pastoral ministry focuses on spiritual growth, educational excellence, economic empowerment, and faith-based community development. He served as mediator and facilitator in the meeting between Don Imus and the Rutgers women’s basketball team on April 12, 2007, after the radio talk show host used racially insensitive language to describe the Scarlet Knights.

The program will end with a benediction delivered by the Reverend Marion Hannah of the Antioch Christian Church of New Brunswick. Hannah was one of the original members and dynamic lead singer of “The Famous Original Soul Seekers Sprititual Singers of New Orleans.” This gospel recording group is famous throughout the world for their powerful, triumphant renditions of spirituals, old and new.

Location Voorhees Chapel (Douglas College, New Brunswick NJ)
Contact Angus Gillespie | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.