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Concert: Celebrating African-American Musical Heritage - Feb 1

Trinity Christian College will be celebrating Black History Month with a tribute concert on Friday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel Auditorium.

The concert will feature Changed My Name, a cantata based on the lives of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. The evening will also include traditional spirituals and Gospel songs performed by both the Trinity Christian College Gospel Choir and the Classic Act Choral Ensemble.

Sojourner TruthSoloists for the event include Jeffery Burish and Fabienne Christian. Burish is a native to Chicago who made his debut in Nashville, Tennessee, studied music at DePaul University, and is now a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Christian earned her degree in vocal music from the American Conservatory of Music and has since been a member of the Lyric Opera Supplemental Chorus and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus. 

Directing the Trinity Christian College Gospel Choir will be Jim Palmore. He has worked with professional Christian recording artists, directed various Chicagoland choirs, and founded the Jim Palmore Vocal Chorale. Palmore is currently the Minister of Music at New Covenant Assembly of Peace Church of God in Harvey, Illinois. His wife, DuRhonda, is a substitute music teacher. They have three daughters: Harmony, Symphony, and Melody.

The event is open to all.  Admission is free.


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