Hope College Gospel Choir Presents
Spring Concert April 5-6
Posted March 12, 2003
HOLLAND -- The Hope College Gospel Choir will
present its annual spring concert on Saturday-Sunday, April
5-6, at 8 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.
Tickets are $5 each, and may be purchased during
weekday business hours at the college's Campus Ministries
Office, located at 129 E. 10th St. The office is normally
open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the hours will be limited to
8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. from Friday, March 14, through
Friday, March 21, because of the college's spring break.
Any remaining tickets will also be available at the door.
The event is titled "I'm the Resurrection and the
Life," and will feature live recording for a compact disc
release. The concert will feature special guest vocalist
Jaye Thomas of Charlotte, N.C. Additional participants will
also include Silent Praise; Sacred Dance; Hope's new Drama
Ministry; and the Rev. Dr. Tim Brown, who is the Hinga-
Boersma Dean of the Chapel at Hope and the Henry Bast
Professor of Preaching at Western Theological Seminary.
The Hope College Gospel Choir started in 1970 as
an extension of the Black Student Coalition. In 1992,
Vanessa Allen and Darnisha Taylor became co-directors and
formally organized the choir.
Taylor served as director until the spring of
2001. In the fall of 2001, Christopher J. Kingdom-Grier
accepted the position of director. He holds a bachelor of
arts in visual and performing arts, with a concentration in
vocal music, and a master of education in educational
leadership with a concentration in higher education
administration. He has several years' experience providing
leadership to large organized choirs.
The Hope College Gospel Choir's mission is to
glorify God through worship. The choir's members come from
different backgrounds, cultures and denominational
experiences to join together to worship using dynamic media
such as Black Gospel and Contemporary Christian music.
Additional information about the concert may be
obtained by calling the Campus Ministries Office at (616)