ORANGE PARK, Fla-The Appalachian State University Gospel Choir of Boone, North Carolina will appear in concert at Grace Episcopal Church on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm. This concert is co-sponsored by The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (IWS) of Orange Park.

The Gospel Choir is one of the most sought-after ensembles within the Hayes School of Music at ASU. The choir, conducted by Dr. Tony McNeill, currently boasts a membership of some 100+ students. Students explore the full range of choral music within the African-American religious experience: spirituals, sacred music, traditional gospel, contemporary gospel, praise and worship, traditional hymns, etc.

CNN included the ASU Gospel Choir as a part of it’s 2010 “Church Choir Project” that included church and community choirs from all over the US singing “The Blood” by Andrae Crouch. In January of this year, members of the ASU Gospel Choir shared in an interactive music and dance workshop with the Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir. The choir also provided music for this year’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration, which featured civil rights activist Angela Davis.

These energetic young people are now engaged in their annual Spring Concert Tour, making stops in Atlanta, GA, Jacksonville, FL, Orange Park, FL and Orlando, FL. The choir maintains a demanding performance schedule and uses performance opportunities to spread the good news of the gospel in song as well as offer recruitment information on Appalachian State University and the Hayes School of Music. The choir is pleased to be the guest of The Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies and Grace Episcopal Church.

No admission fee will be charged, and all are welcome. For more information, contact IWS at 1. 800. 282. 2977.