Catch the Grinnell Singers and the Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir (YGB) on tour this spring break, March 18–24. All performances are free and open to the public.
The Grinnell Singers, a 49-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will present concerts in churches in Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans, Jackson, Miss., and Houston. The centerpiece of the Singers’ concert repertoire, premiering March 19, is Mohammed Fairouz’s Anything Can Happen, a five-movement work setting the poetry of Seamus Heaney and biblical verses in Arabic. The choir will be accompanied in this special commission project by violist Christine Rutledge, professor of music at the University of Iowa.
Young, Gifted, and Black, a 32-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will present concerts March 18–24 in churches in Burlington, Iowa; Cahokia, Ill.; Jackson, Miss., and Houston. The choir will also share their gospel ministry in a closed concert at the Yazoo City Federal Correctional Institution, continuing to fulfill its mission of incorporating community service and education as an integral part of each tour. This visit, co-arranged with Judge Henry T. Wingate ’69, will be the group's third to this institution.
The Grinnell Singers and Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir will perform together in Jackson, Miss., and Houston.
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