Vesper Choir to begin Spring Tour

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Vesper Choir will set sail on its 2012 Spring tour March 17 – 25. Dr. Michael Bates, director of the Choir and interim chair of the Department of Music noted that the Spring Tour has been done intermittently since 1945 and annually since he assumed the position in 2000.

Organized in 1945 by Ariel M. Lovelace, the Vesper Choir serves as one of the main fundraisers for the campus and was given its name because it presented music for the mandatory Sunday evening “Vesper” services on the AM&N campus. The choir is a service organization that has performed for significant campus and community events, schools, churches, and community organizations around the state of Arkansas and internationally. With a mission that is cultural, artistic and educational, the group has produced a long line of distinguished singers, performers and professionals in other work fields and academic including Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, prominent theologian, pastor and author; Smokie Norful, noted contemporary gospel artist and pastor; and Mr. James McKissic, internationally renowned concert pianist.

Hosted by the respective UAPB/AM&N Alumni Association chapter at each destination, the multi-state tour is scheduled as follows:

March 17 | 6 pm

Touch of Grace Ministries

Grandview, MO

March 18 | 9:00 am

Zion Travelers MBC

Rev. Gerald Ballew, Pastor

Kansas City, Kansas

Concert | 4:00 pm

Friendship Baptist Church

Rev. James A. Terrance Jr., Senior Pastor-Teacher

Kansas, City, MO

March 22 | 9:00 am

Concert at Cheyenne High School

Concert | 7:30pm

The Great Commission Interdenominational Church

North Las Vegas, NV

March 23

Concert | 11:00 am

Compton High School

Compton, CA

Concert | 1:00 pm

Dominguez High School

Compton, CA

March 25 | 8:00 am
Bethel A.M.E.

Los Angeles, CA

Rev. Dr. Kelvin T. Calloway, Senior Pastor

11:15 am | Bryant Temple A.M.E.

Los Angeles, CA

Rev. Dr. Clyde W. Oden, Jr., Senior Pastor

4:00 pm | Grant A.M.E. Church

Los Angeles, CA

Rev. Vernon S. Burroughs, Senior Pastor

For more information, call Dr. Michael Bates at (870) 575-8907.

 

Normal
0

false
false
false

EN-US
X-NONE
X-NONE

 

 

/* Style Definitions */
table.MsoNormalTable
{mso-style-name:”Table Normal”;
mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
mso-style-noshow:yes;
mso-style-priority:99;
mso-style-parent:””;
mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
mso-para-margin:0in;
mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:”Times New Roman”,”serif”;}

March 17 | 6 pm

Touch of Grace Ministries

Grandview, MO

                                                                               

March 18 | 9:00 am

Zion Travelers MBC

Rev. Gerald Ballew, Pastor

Kansas City, Kansas

                                                               

Concert | 4:00 pm

Friendship Baptist Church

Rev. James A. Terrance Jr., Senior Pastor-Teacher

Kansas, City, MO

 

March 22 | 9:00 am

Concert at Cheyenne High School

 

Concert | 7:30pm

The Great Commission Interdenominational Church

North Las Vegas, NV 

 

March 23

Concert | 11:00 am

Compton High School

Compton, CA

 

Concert | 1:00 pm

Dominguez High School

Compton, CA 

 

March 25 | 8:00 am
Bethel A.M.E.

Los Angeles, CA

Rev. Dr. Kelvin T. Calloway, Senior Pastor

 

11:15 am | Bryant Temple A.M.E.

Los Angeles, CA

Rev. Dr. Clyde W. Oden, Jr., Senior Pastor

                                                                               

4:00 pm | Grant A.M.E. Church

Los Angeles, CA

Rev. Vernon S. Burroughs, Senior Pastor

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s