The Hope College Gospel Choir will
present its annual spring concert on Saturday, March 31, at
8 p.m. at the Holland Civic Center, 150 W. 8th St.

Tickets are $5 each, and may be purchased at the
college's Campus Ministries Office, which is open Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office may be
called at (616) 395-7145.

Any remaining tickets will be available at the
door, although in the past the event has sold out.

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.

The choir has grown from six student and faculty
members to 150 students in 1999. The growing choir became a
ministry of the college's Campus Ministries program in 1997.
The choir's members come from different backgrounds,
cultures and denominational experiences.

Darnisha Taylor continues to direct the choir. A
1994 Hope College graduate, she is a licensed minister with
the Assemblies of God Church.

The choir's assistant director is Pastor C.J.
Grier, who began working with the group in the fall of 2000.