International gospel recording artist and SUNY Cortland alumna J. Christine Johnson Sinclair ’89 will return to campus on Sunday, Oct. 24, for the 25th Anniversary Gospel Concert.
The concert begins at 4 p.m. in Old Main Brown Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. An offering to support the Student Scholarship Fund will be collected during intermission.
Directing Cortland’s Gospel Choir will be Robert Brown, Africana Studies and Communication Studies Departments.
The concert will introduce Cortland A Cappella.
Sinclair has performed across the United States, Europe, South Africa, Malawi Africa, the Caribbean and Canada. She has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including BBC, 3ABN, the Hope Channel and The Bobby Jones Gospel Show on The Word Network. In January 2010, she sang for the My9 TV Hope for Haiti Telethon broadcast live from the Fox 5 Studios in New York City. In August 2010, her one-hour episode of the 3ABN Today Show debuted worldwide on the Three Angels Broadcasting Network. The program was an in-depth look into the life and music of Sinclair. In 2008, a similar program titled “My Story, My Song” was broadcast worldwide on The Hope Channel, and has been re-broadcast several times.
Sinclair, one of the original members of the SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir, graduated 1989 from SUNY Cortland with a B.A. in music (Vocal Performance), and a minor in German. She completed her music/German studies in Heidelberg, Germany, as part of the SUNY Cortland Study Abroad Program.
Born and raised in Cortland, she is the daughter of Joan R. Johnson and the late Ellis A. Johnson, professor of history emeritus. She attended elementary school on the SUNY Cortland campus when the college sponsored the Campus School, and graduated from Cortland High School.
Sinclair has four CD recordings, all of which will be available on sale outside of the auditorium. For more information, visit her website at www.sinclairmusic.com.
“The opportunity to proclaim the gospel to the world through song is truly a privilege,” said Sinclair.
Christine resides in Stamford, Conn., with her husband Robin Sinclair, daughter, Jaslyn, and son, Noah.
For more information, contact Sam Kelley, a faculty member in the Communication Studies and Africana Studies Departments, by e-mail or phone at (607) 753-4104.