Denison Gospel Choir Performs In Fifth Anniversary Concert
Posted: April 11, 2005
The Denison University Gospel Choir, under the direction of Raymond Wise, '83, celebrates its fifth anniversary with "A Concert of Gospel Music and Spirituals." The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m., Sunday (April 17) in Swasey Chapel. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
The 100+ voice gospel choir will perform a varied program of spirituals, traditional and contemporary gospel music. The program will feature the musical compositions and arrangement of various gospel composers including works by director Wise. Some titles include: "So Glad to Be Here," "Teach Me to Pray," "Hallelujah, Hallelu," "Soon I Will Be Done," "How Majestic is Thy Name," and "So Good."
Denison's Gospel Choir is comprised of students, faculty, and staff members of all races and nationalities from the Denison campus and local community. All choir members are also enrolled in an African-American Gospel Music and Spirituals course in which they receive training in the performance and historical development of African-American gospel music.
In addition to serving on the Denison faculty, Wise also teaches at Ohio State University and the Columbus School for Girls. He is founder and president of Raise Productions, a gospel music production company in Columbus.
CALENDAR INFORMATION: Denison University,The Denison Gospel Choir celebrates their fifth anniversary with "A Concert of Gospel Music and Spirituals"; 7 p.m., Sunday (April 17) in Swasey Chapel. Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6220 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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