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ASU Choir to Sing Gospel at Pavilion

April 20, 2012

Angelo State University’s Chamber Singers and Vocal Ensemble will perform “A Gospel Jubilee” for their 10th annual Pops at the Pavilion concert on Tuesday, April 24, at the LeGrand Alumni and Visitor Center, 1620 University Ave.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the LeGrand Center pavilion and is open free to the public. 

This year’s program will feature a variety of gospel styles, including evangelical hymns, African-American spirituals, Christian pop and rock, Broadway showstoppers and a 1950s jazz novelty tune.  Early gospel hymns will include “Because He Lives” by Bill and Gloria Gaither, “His Eye is on the Sparrow” by Charles Gabriel and “Precious Lord” by Thomas A Dorsey. 

Other selections will include spirituals “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord” by Moses Hogan and “Down by the Riverside” by John Rutter;  Christian rock tunes “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers and “Oh Happy Day” by Edwin Hawkins;  and Christian pop numbers “Angels” by Amy Grant” and “Hosanna” by Michael W. Smith.  The 1950s novelty hit “Operator” as recorded by Manhattan Transfer, “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” from Cole Porter’s 1934 musical Anything Goes, and “Walk Him Up the Stairs” from the 1970s production of Purlie will complete the program. 

For more information, call the ASU Department of Art and Music at 325-942-2085.