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"Shades of Africa" Music Festival - April 2-6, 2013 - Weber Music Hall UMD - all concerts 7:30pm - Call (218) 726-8877 for tickets - Group and package deals available.


“Shades of Africa”
Music Festival

April 3, 2013 - 7:30pm
“Soulful Sounds”
with the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir

Unity in Diversity The Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir gathers singers of various musical experience, ethnic backgrounds, and ages to celebrate music and spirituality through the rich tradition of African American religious music. For some, the choir is a first foray into gospel singing. For others, this music is a way of life.
Led by Sandy Robinson and backed by a talented ensemble of musicians, the choir's heart and harmonies invariably bring audiences to their feet in auditoriums, churches, schools, prisons, conferences, and festivals. Singular in its diversity and the power of its expression, in praise ranging from inspirational spirituals to rocking contemporary gospel tunes, the choir fills its members and listeners alike with gladness and gratitude.
The Mission: The Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir, through its soulful interpretation of the African-American gospel music tradition, moves audiences spiritually and creates community across racial, cultural, and economic boundaries. We strive to perform to the highest musical standards, preserving and educating about traditional forms while exploring new musical avenues with African American gospel music. We celebrate a love of gospel music, and seek to model community and reconciliation.
The Vision: Since its inception, the choir has maintained its commitment to be a community resource. In recent years it has received substantial support from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, the U.S. West Foundation, and the St. Paul Foundation's African American Community Endowment Fund to bring its music and message to prisons, homeless shelters, and inner-city and rural communities.

Weber Music Hall
or call (218) 726-8877

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“Shades of Africa” Music Festival is sponsored by the UMD Music Department and
grants by the Campus Climate Initiative and the Academic Affairs Diversity Initiative.


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