The Black Student Union (BSU) Gospel Choir will host a gospel night concert on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Greenspring Inscape Theater.
The theme for this semester is “The purpose driven life…is worship,” said Stephanie Jean, director of the BSU choir. “The show will consist of 8-10 songs where musicians are wrapped around the theme of who we are, what the club represents, and why we love Christ so much,” said Jean.
The BSU Gospel Choir previously performed at the third annual A Capella Fest on March 30. The event also featured a professional male acapella group, Ball in the House, and Stevenson University’s All Natural Glee Club, in addition to other groups on campus.
The Black Student Union has been performing a gospel concert every semester for the past six years. The choir started to rehearse for the event immediately after the conclusion of last semester’s gospel concert.
“This event is used to showcase the talent and spiritual connection of the BSU Gospel Choir. The mission of the gospel choir is to promote the flavor of African-American heritage as it relates to its gospel roots,” said Kipp Colvin, assistant vice president of student activities.
NOT A CHURCH EVENT, BUT A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE
Jean added that the audience can expect an “intimate experience. It’s not a church event. There is a big difference between sharing your religion and sharing your spirituality, and I think sharing your spirituality is something to which all people can connect.”
Jasmine Chaney, co-director of BSU, said that the audience will have the opportunity to experience a “faith-led praise and worship experience in its truest form.”
“I am excited to invite people to have an experience that they wouldn’t have in any other place. It’s always a really good show and something different happens every time. I’m also excited to see the new incoming people take over and take things to new heights,” said Jean.
Colvin looks forward to this event every year to see how the gospel choir has grown in representing the Lord and Stevenson in the best light.
Both Jean and Colvin agree that the concert will be a phenomenal event. It is free for students and $5 for guests. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the concert.