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Harlem Gospel Choir to perform Feb. 19 at Reynolds

Harlem Gospel Choir gospelPRESS RELEASE

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION

Contact: Christina Madsen, (501) 852-2659; christinam@uca.edu

Amanda Horton, (501) 450-3682; ahorton@uca.edu

January 30, 2014

HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR TO PERFORM FEB. 19 AT REYNOLDS

By Hanna Lowery

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — UCA Public Appearances will welcome the Harlem Gospel Choir to the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Thursday, Feb. 19.

The Harlem Gospel Choir sings contemporary gospel with a hint of jazz and blues. The UCA performance, sponsored by Power92 Jams, will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is a part of the university’s Black History Month celebration.

“This performance will be filled with uplifting vocalists who will truly stir the soul,” said Amanda Horton, director of UCA Public Appearances. “The members are some of the finest singers and musicians from Harlem’s black churches and the New York/Tri-State area.”

The Harlem Gospel Choir tours worldwide and has performed with stars such as Bono, Diana Ross, The Gorillaz, Andre Rieu, Damon Albarn and Pharrell Williams. The choir has also performed for President Barack Obama as well as two former presidents.

“The Harlem Gospel Choir is so incredibly talented, it will be hard for our audience to stay seated,” said Ashley Love, director of finance and marketing for UCA Public Appearances. “They’re an infectious group with soulful spins on classic gospel music. This will be a great evening for the entire family — from great-grandparents to children, everyone will leave with goose bumps.”

Horton said the Harlem Gospel Choir had shared its message of love and inspiration with hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

“Through its dynamic performances, the choir strives to create a better understanding of the African-American culture and their inspirational music,” she said. “As the website says, the theme of every performance is ‘bringing people and nations together and giving something back.’”

Tickets will range from $30-$40. They can be bought online at https://uca.edu.ticketforce.com/default.asp or by calling UCA Ticket Central Box Office at (501) 450-3265 or toll free from anywhere in Arkansas at 866-810-0012 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact Horton at (501) 450-3682 or ahorton@uca.edu.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Communication, Mass Communication and Theatre, Music and Writing. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call (501) 450-3293. 

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