The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir, a 30-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will present concerts, March 20-25, in churches in Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas-Ft. Worth, as part of a spring break tour.
The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir, open to students of all backgrounds, has a 45-year history on the Grinnell campus. Through a bond of “cultural uniformity,” the choir ministers to a variety of audiences with a wide selection of sacred music, including spirituals and traditional and contemporary gospel.
The gospel choir, directed by Barry Jones, lecturer of music, will share their music ministry at:
Mar. 20, 11 a.m.: Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 1025 NE 15th St., Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mar. 20, 5 p.m.: Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, 7336 W. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mar. 22: community service projects at San Antonio Food Bank and Haven for Hope, San Antonio, Tex.
Mar. 23, 7 p.m.: Brentwood Baptist Church, 13033 Landmark Dr., Houston, Tex.
Mar. 24, 7 p.m.: Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 1007 E. Terrell Ave., Fort Worth, Tex.
Mar. 25, 7 p.m.: Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 14115 Hillcrest Rd., Dallas, Tex.
Each engagement is tailored to the audience, adding an air of spontaneity and encouraging audience participation. The choir has featured works by Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, John P. Kee, Richard Smallwood, and Hezekiah Walker.
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.