Monthly Archives: December 2011
The Spiritual Gifts Gospel Choir will perform on the Cleveland Orchestra’s “Colors of Christmas” concerts at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 20 and 21, at Severance Hall. The other special guests for these concerts are Peabo Bryson, Jennifer Holliday, Lea Salonga, and Ben Vereen.
The Spiritual Gift s Gospel Choir performs and teaches others about the music of the historic African American church. Beverly J. Brown, program director at Rainey Institute and a graduate of Cleveland State University with degrees in music and religious studies, is serving as choirmaster for the “Colors of Christmas” performances.
In addition to their work with church choirs, individual singers have performed in concert settings and/or recorded with numerous school, community-based, and professional groups. The Spiritual Gifts Gospel Choir works in collaboration with CSU’s Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora (RASHAD) and Praying Grounds. Dr. Regennia N. Williams, CSU associate professor of history, is founder and director of RASHAD and Praying Grounds, and serves as the administrative coordinator for Spiritual Gifts.
Discounted tickets are available for members of the CSU community and their relatives and friends. For more information, please see the flyer on this link: TCO Colors of Christmas CSU