Williams Gospel Choir to Perform
The 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 concert, titled ‘There is a Name,’ features gospel hits such as ‘Lift Him Up,’ ‘Riverside’ and ‘Ride On.’ Joining the Choir will be the Allegrettos of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
For new listeners, a spokesperson for the choir offers this: “I believe that our audiences and members can expect to be touched by the songs we sing, because each of the songs exudes a thirst 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 and Marcela Osorio and is advised by Avery Sharpe, artist associate with the department of music, who 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. Snacks and refreshments will be served at the end of the concert.
For more information, visit music.williams.edu or call 413-597-3146. Chapin Hall is located at 54 Chapin Hall Drive on the Williams College campus in Williamstown, Mass.