Multiple regional choirs including the Hope College Community Gospel Choir will perform during a Gospel Fest concert at Hope College on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.
The public is invited. Admission is free, and a free will offering will be taken.
The tradition of Hope College Gospel Fest dates back to 1996, when it was founded by Darnisha Taylor. The event is cosponsored by the college’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Campus Ministries program.
The Hope College Community Gospel Choir includes Hope students, Hope alumni and community members. It is directed by CJ Kingdom-Grier, who also held the position from 2000 to 2005.
Gospel Fest is scheduled in conjunction with national Black History Month, which runs Feb. 1-28. Later in the month, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, author Austin Channing Brown will present the address “Speaking Truth to Power” at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts as the college’s 2019 Black History Month keynote lecture. The public is invited to the lecture, and admission is free.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., at the corner of College Avenue and 12thStreet. The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10thstreets.