Gospel Choir Unites Community with Worship Songs and Dance

  • Friday, December 3, 2010

    Gospel 2010 

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 23, 2010) - Lamar Clark, a junior studying rehabilitation at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, relishes a chance to "spread the word of God through song" during the university's "Gospel Choir Revival" Dec. 7-11.

    "The choir looks forward to this event because it provides an outlet for those of us who are interested in gospel music," said Clark, a three-year participant now serving as president of the choir.

    The annual revival, which kicks off with an "Open Mic Night" on Tuesday, Dec.7, features performances by community gospel choirs, such as the Saint John Family Worship Center, James M. Bennett High School and "Second Generation" of the Eastern Shore. The UMES Gospel Choir Step Team and Dance Ministry also will take the stage.

    "We enjoy working with other choirs in the community because it gives us an opportunity to celebrate and minister in song," said Clark, who helped coordinate the events under the guidance of Dr. Della Dameron-Johnson.

    Free and open to the public, revival performances scheduled on Wednesday, Dec. 8, through Friday, Dec. 10, will start at 7 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Center.

    The UMES Gospel Choir's concert - themed "Under Construction: God Is Not Finished With Me Yet" - will culminate festivities on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  Doors open at 4 p.m. For more information, call 410-651-6575 or e-mail Lamar Clark.

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    Candice Evans, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-6669, caevans1@umes.edu

     Bill Robinson, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355, wrobinson3@umes.edu