The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Gospel Choir on Saturday, November 21 at 4 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus. This free event is open to the public.
With the theme, “Gospel Through the Times” Williams Gospel Choir will be tracing the history of American gospel music from African-American spirituals to contemporary gospel music.
The performance features such favorites as, Oh Freedom by the Golden Gospel Singers, Hallelujah Salvation and Glory by Stephen Hurd, Hosana by Kirk Franklin, and Bless The Lord (Son of Man) by Tye Tribbet.
Williams Gospel Choir celebrates its 30th anniversary. As the Gospel Choir looks back on its own journey, its members also consider the historic significance of gospel and the special role it continues to play in people’s lives and how it has transcended time.
Special guests include returning alumni, who will join Williams Gospel Choir on stage for the finale.
The Gospel Choir is co-directed this year by Sharldine Desire ’16 and Naomi Francois ’18, and is advised by Avery Sharpe, Artist Associate and Co-director of Small Jazz Ensembles with the department of music.
Snacks and refreshments will be served at the end of the concert.