Wake Forest gospel choir performs 33rd anniversary concert
March 27, 2007
The Wake Forest University Gospel Choir will perform its 33rd anniversary concert at 4 p.m. April 15 in Wake Forest’s Brendle Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
The theme of the concert is “An Incredible God.” The group will perform songs by Youthful Praise, Hezikiah Walker, Byron Cage and others. The Wake Forest women’s a cappella group Minor Variation and Nu Covenant, a group from Baltimore, Md., will also perform at the concert.
The Wake Forest Gospel Choir was founded by Wake Forest student Ollis J. Mozon in 1974 as the AF-RAM Gospel Choir. Since then, the student-led choir changed its name and has grown into a ministry of song, service and outreach.
According to Bill Leonard, dean of the Wake Forest Divinity School and faculty advisor to the gospel choir, the group has nurtured a spirit of community in a generation of Wake Forest students. “The gospel choir is a true ‘peoples’ movement’ in which members develop leadership and musical skills together. Their commitment to service, not simply performance, remains an impressive aspect of the choir’s Pro Humanitate identity,” said Leonard.
The group performs two concerts a year on campus, one in the spring and one in the fall, and performs for community service events on campus as well as for local church and community events.
The choir released their first CD, “There’s a Song in My Heart,” in the spring of 1999. Their second CD, “Vertical Worship,” contained all original songs and was released in the spring of 2005.
For more information about the concert, call Carmella Fulcher at (336) 391-3380.