Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 11:30 am

GRINNELL, IA.—Grinnell College’s Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir will present public concerts, March 20-23, in St. Paul and Milwaukee as part of a spring break tour. The choir’s concert repertoire, directed by Barry Jones, will include traditional gospel and contemporary selections as well as spiritual dance and a praise team, accompanied by percussion and guitar.

The YGB singers’ tour schedule will include the following public concerts:

Mar. 20: St. Paul, Minn., St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 6:30 p.m.

Mar. 21: Watertown, Wisc., Christ United Methodist Church, 6:30 p.m.

Mar. 22: Milwaukee, Wisc., St. Francis of Assisi Church, 7:30 p.m.

Mar. 23: Milwaukee, Wisc., Wisconsin Black History Museum, 10 a.m.

The Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir formed on the Grinnell campus in 1967 with five members and has grown to more than 40 today. The choir has toured in several U.S. major cities with the goal of sharing the powerful experience of gospel music.

Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries in more than 26 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.