Gospel Choir to Host Free, Public Concert

By Tom McLaughlin

Looking for a pick-me-up?

The Rutgers University–Camden Gospel Choir will present a concert featuring inspirational and encouraging songs from gospel’s luminaries of the past three decades.

Dionne Fields

The concert, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Black Box Theater on the Rutgers–Camden campus.

The gospel choir, under the guidance of founding director Dionne Fields, a Rutgers–Camden alumna, will feature music from gospel favorites such as Hezekiah Walker and Kirk Franklin, as well as songs from new artists such as Nolan Williams Jr., and Vincent Bohanan and Sound of Victory.

Fields, a Philadelphia resident, exclaims that the opportunity to found and direct the Rutgers University–Camden Gospel Choir has been the realization of a dream she long held.

“As a student at Rutgers–Camden, I prayed for an opportunity for us to have a gospel choir on campus,” says Fields. “As an alumna, I am thrilled and grateful to be given this opportunity. We have such a great time together and it shows in our songs!”

The Rutgers University–Camden Gospel Choir is currently comprised of 18 singers, which includes singers from throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia, as well as seven members in the band. Fields notes that they are always accepting new members.

The Black Box Theater is located in the Fine Arts Complex at 314 Linden Street on the Rutgers–Camden campus.

The Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts at Rutgers–Camden presents a season of concerts featuring student ensembles performing a wonderful variety of music. For more information, visit vmpa.camden.rutgers.edu/concert.

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