Denison Gospel Choir Presents Fall Concert
Posted: October 24, 2005
The Denison University Gospel Choir, under the direction of Raymond Wise, '83, presents its fall concert, "A Concert of Gospel Music and Spirituals," at 7 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 30) in Swasey Chapel. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
The 100+ voice gospel choir will perform a varied program of spirituals and traditional and contemporary gospel music. The program will feature the musical compositions and arrangement of various gospel composers including works by director Wise. Some of the titles include: "Hallelujah Is the Highest Praise"; "It's Me, It's Me, It's Me Oh Lord Standing in the Need of Prayer"; "Holy, Holy, Holy"; and "There's A Blessing Waiting on Me."
Denison's Gospel Choir comprises students, faculty and staff members of all races and nationalities from the Denison campus and local community. All choir members also are enrolled in an African-American Gospel Music and Spirituals course in which they receive training in the performance and historical development of African American gospel music. This course was devised as a means of reaching out to various groups around the campus and to add a different form of music to the department of music.
In addition to serving on the Denison faculty, Wise also teaches at Ohio State University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary. He is founder and president of Raise Productions, a gospel music production company in Columbus. He recently served as assistant chorus master for Opera Columbus' production of "Aida." Wise earned his master's and doctoral degrees in music education at Ohio State.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville --The Denison Gospel Choir presents its fall concert; 7 p.m., Sunday (Oct. 30) in Swasey Chapel. Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6220 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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