January 23, 2009
WVU Parkersburg to begin celebration of Black History Month with Voices of Triumph Gospel Community Choir in concert.
CONTACT: Debbie Richards, special assistant to the president for policy and social justice, 304-424-8201.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will kick off its celebration of Black History Month with a concert featuring the Voices of Triumph Gospel Community Choir at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6.
The concert is free and open to the public. It will be held in the college's theatre (Room 1305).
The Voices of Triumph Gospel Community Choir is a group of more than 20 singers from churches around the Mid-Ohio Valley.The choir embraces and embodies the area's cultural, racial and religious diversity. Its inspirational message of hope has been shared at a variety of community events.
The concert is one of several events planned by the college in observance of Black History Month, including a presentation by author Sylvester C. Myers who wrote "From Coal Fields to Oil Fields & Beyond-A Life in Pursuit of All I Could Be, to be held Feb. 18 at 11 a.m.; the unveiling of the 2009 Civil Rights Pioneers Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp Series at 11 a.m., Feb. 23, and a Distinguished Performance Series concert featuring the Christian McBride Band at 8 p.m., Feb. 27.
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