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November 18, 2011

Wheaton College Gospel Choir to Perform Fall Concert

The Wheaton College Gospel Choir will present a fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 18, under the direction of Mrs. Tanya Egler. The theme of the performance is "Legacy." The 80-voice choir will sing spirituals and classic and contemporary gospel songs from its upcoming CD of the same title.

“This choir is not your typical gospel choir,” says junior Ryan Tolbert. “We have students from many different backgrounds, races, and cultures, including different regions of the U.S., as well as from Spain and Japan. Many of the members have grown up singing and listening to black gospel music, but for others, it’s a new experience, which gives our sound a unique twist,” Tolbert says.

The concert is the first of two the choir will perform in celebration of its 25th anniversary. The spring concert will take place April 25.

Founded in 1986 with 6 members, the Wheaton College Gospel Choir has had as many as 120 students participating in musical worship and ministry, and has performed throughout the U.S. and internationally. The choir plans to release its 25th anniversary CD in February.

The concert will be held in Coray Auditorium, located in the Todd M. Beamer student center at 421 N. Chase Street in Wheaton. Tickets are available at the door and cost $7 for general audience. Discounts are available for students, seniors, and groups of ten or more. For more information, call 630.752.5251.

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