Gospel Choir

Williams Gospel Choir

1123_GC_Poster_miniThe Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Gospel Choir on Saturday, November 23 at 7 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus. This free event is open to the public.

The Williams Gospel Choir’s fall concert in Chapin Hall as an sponsored group of the music department is titled There is a Name. The concert features gospel hits such as Lift Him UpRiverside, and Ride On.

Joining the Williams Gospel Choir are the Allegrettos of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

For new listeners, a spokesperson for the choir offers an apt description and mission statement of the Williams Gospel Choir: “When it comes to Gospel Choir I believe that our audiences and members can expect to be touched by the songs we sing because each of the songs in their own exudes a thirst for and reverence for spiritual fulfillment. We sing to lift people up, to inspire them and 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. We believe that our voices are meant to serve the purpose of spreading a ministry of love and by singing, we are allowed to minister vocally. Singing gives us hope and strength and we hope that our audiences can experience these same feats through listening.”

The Gospel Choir is directed this year by Felicia-Wrae Morgan ‘15 andMarcela Osorio ‘15, and is advised by Avery Sharpe, Artist Associate with the department of music. Mr. Sharpe will also be directing the choir for one of the pieces. The singers are joined by pianist Abe Sanchez, bassist Heshima Moja, and drummer Cesar Calderon. The horn section includes Jackson Myers ’17, tenor sax; Nico Ekasumara ’14, bass-trombone, and trumpeter Paul Heggeseth.

Snacks and refreshments will be served at the end of the concert.