The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir, a 32-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will present concerts, March 18-24, in churches in Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, and Houston, Tex., 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. Each engagement is tailored to the audience, adding an air of spontaneity and encouraging audience participation.
The gospel choir, directed by Barry Jones, lecturer of music, will share their music ministry at:
Mar. 18, 10:45 a.m., 3 p.m.: Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1219 South St., Burlington, Ia.
Mar. 19, 7 p.m.: Gateway Area Bible Fellowship Church, 85 Water St., Rt. 3, Cahokia, Ill.
Mar. 22, 7 p.m.: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 655 Beasley Rd., Jackson, Miss., with The Grinnell Singers select choir
Mar. 24, 5 p.m.: Brentwood Baptist Church, 13033 Landmark Dr., Houston, Tex., with The Grinnell Singers select choir
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.