Gospel Choir“Melodies from Heaven”
The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Gospel Choir on Saturday, April 22 at 4 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus. This free event is open to the public.
The Williams Gospel Choir continues to be a force that uplifts and empowers students and community members alike with their powerful and soulful voices. Its members also continue to consider the historic significance of gospel and the special role it continues to play in the lives of people from all over the world. Titled Melodies from Heaven, this concert promises to deliver the energy and life-affirming power that the Williams Gospel Choir has channeled for over 30 years. The choir of approximately 15 singers is joined on stage by a full rhythm section and complement of horns. Favorites such as Go Down Moses and Stomp share the bill with newer works, like Imela and Glorious.
For new listeners, a spokesperson for the choir offers an apt description and mission statement of the Williams Gospel Choir: “We sing to lift people up, to inspire them, and to touch them with our music in ways that genres apart from Gospel can’t. We are open to all audiences and hope to encourage people to allow music to become a healing and divine part of their lives…To us, singing gives hope and strength and we hope that our audiences can experience these same feats through listening.”
The Gospel Choir is co-directed this year by Tia Drummond ’19 and Sean Ninsing ‘19, and is advised by Avery Sharpe, Artist Associate and Co-director of Small Jazz Ensembles with the department of music.