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10/30/2018

Collegiate Gathering of Choirs Returns to Charleston Southern on Nov. 2-3

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 Presented by The National Collegiate Gospel Choral Union (NCGCU), the fourth annual concert series will start at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Lightsey Chapel Auditorium with musical selections by college and university choirs.
 All collegiate gospel choirs will sing together in concert at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

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Vision of Prayze Gospel Choir
NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — Winthrop University's Vision of Prayze Gospel Choir is one of more than a dozen choirs planning to participate in the Collegiate Gathering Nov. 2-3 at Charleston Southern University.

Presented by The National Collegiate Gospel Choral Union (NCGCU), the fourth annual concert series will start at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Lightsey Chapel Auditorium with musical selections by college and university choirs. The next day, there will be breakout sessions, a panel discussion and an acoustic café available to college and community choir members and musicians.

All collegiate gospel choirs will sing together in concert at 6:30 p.m. Emcees for the two-night concert series will be Jarell Smalls and Mike Brown.

Last year, the first weekend in November was deemed The Collegiate Gathering Weekend by way of a proclamation from the City of North Charleston. Besides Winthrop, other returning choirs and representatives this year are from Charleston Southern, Claflin, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Columbia College, Francis Marion, North Carolina A&T, University of South Carolina Columbia and University of South Carolina Upstate.

The Collegiate Gathering welcomes Furman, Lander, Piedmont Technical College and Wofford this year. The breakout sessions on Nov. 3 will include topics on stress management, vocal techniques, musicianship, leadership, liturgical dance, minority relations and personal development.

The panel discussion, entitled “The Think Tank,” will allow for dialogue with professionals who will bring wisdom to help guide students concerning the many challenges they face on their campuses. The “Acoustic Café” is a time for students to enjoy entertainment provided by their peers while dining together in the cafeteria.

The NCGCU, formerly known as the South Carolina Student Choral Union, is an organization purposed in “Educating and Empowering The Next Generation” by focusing on educational development, health disparities, financial awareness, spiritual enrichment, leadership fundamentals and community involvement. The NCGCU is able to fulfill its purpose through The Collegiate Gathering.

For more information, contact Krystal Yeadon at 843/608-9416 or e-mail her at KrystalKlearProductions1@gmail.com or CollegiateGathering@gmail.com.

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