Cornell Joins Nov. 3 Gospel Musical Festival

 Cornell Joins Nov. 3 Gospel Musical Festival

10/22/2013 

Gospel music groups from several area universities will bring their talents to SUNY Cortland for the College’s 28th annual African American Gospel Musical Festival on Sunday, Nov. 3.

The event takes place at 4 p.m. in the Corey Union Function Room and costs $5 for general admission and $3 for students, with proceeds supporting the SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir scholarship and the group’s programming funds.

Children 12 years old and younger will be admitted for free. Free tickets also are available for people who have a financial need.

Performances are expected to wrap up by 5:30 p.m., and a reception will follow.

In addition to SUNY Cortland’s Gospel Choir, groups from Binghamton University, Cornell University and Syracuse University will perform. Each choir has been asked to perform two songs: one gospel and one a cappella. A mass choir selection, featuring all of the groups together, will serve as the finale.

SUNY Cortland’s performance will include “Let’s Dance,” by Lonnie Hunter; “Every Praise,” by Hezekiah Walker; and “Moving Forward,” by Israel Houghton, featuring Deston Hudson as a soloist. The mass choir selection is “Break Every Chain,” by Tasha Cobbs, led by Karlene Anderson.

The College’s Gospel Choir is directed by Robert Brown, a lecturer in the Africana Studies Department and music teacher at Blodgett Elementary School in Syracuse, N.Y. He also serves as music director of the New Life Community Church in Syracuse. SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir musicians include Andy Rudy on keyboard, Benjamin Terry on percussion and Reginald Seigler on bass guitar.

Cornell University’s Chosen Generation Gospel Choir will perform under the direction of Melanie Netter. Binghamton University’s Gospel Choir is directed by Jessica Davis and Syracuse University’s Black Celestial Choral Ensemble is led by Byron F. Canada.

The SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir is part of the College’s Africana Studies Department. Its support comes from the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies; the Alumni Affairs Office; the Cortland College Foundation; the Division of Student Affairs; the President’s, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs offices; and the student activity fee.

For more information, contact Samuel Kelley at 607-753-4104 or sam.kelley@cortland.edu.


More News

Jets to Remain in New Jersey for 2015 Training Camp

Jets to Remain in New Jersey for 2015 Training Camp

The team recognized its outstanding experience at SUNY Cortland.


Chancellor to Honor Four Students for Excellence

Chancellor to Honor Four Students for Excellence

Two seniors and two recent graduates will be honored Thursday, April 2.


UPD Offers Easy Medication Disposal

UPD Offers Easy Medication Disposal

Campus community members can safely throw away unused medications in Van Hoesen Hall.


Local Teachers Hone Skills at College

Local Teachers Hone Skills at College

More than 200 teachers participated in a campus professional development day.


Sociologist to Discuss Humanity's Global Effects

Sociologist to Discuss Humanity's Global Effects

William Skipper will explore how human technology and processes impact Earth.


Filmmaker to Discuss Human Enhancement

Filmmaker to Discuss Human Enhancement

Filmmaker Regan Brashear will screen and discuss her newest work March 31.


College's Outdoor Centers Explained at Roundtable

College's Outdoor Centers Explained at Roundtable

SUNY Cortland students have four outdoor facilities for hands-on learning opportunities.


Casting Complete for ‘Legally Blonde, The Musical’

Casting Complete for ‘Legally Blonde, The Musical’

The hit Broadway production takes the Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre stage April 10.


April Events Continue Project on Eastern and Central Europe

April Events Continue Project on Eastern and Central Europe

A documentary analyzes a tragic past and a lecture considers an uncertain and dangerous future.


Workshop Calls Young Girls to STEM Fields

Workshop Calls Young Girls to STEM Fields

The Tech Savvy event invites sixth- through ninth-graders Saturday, March 28.


Explore

Visit

Contact