USC Upstate Gospel Choir plans annual concert, Feb. 17

February 13, 2013 at 11:45 am

The University of South Carolina Upstate Gospel Choir will perform its annual concert on Sunday, February 17, at 4 p.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Admission is free to the public.

Centered around a theme of “Fight On,” the choir will celebrate the community’s commemoration of Black History Month delivering an inspirational message of hope and courage in song.

“This annual concert showcases the talent of our students in a joyous and uplifting way for the entire community to see, hear and experience,” says Choir Director Hoyt Bynum. “These dynamic voices join together to carry on the age-old tradition of sharing stories through music.”

Organized in 1979 by students seeking a way to honor their African-American culture on campus, the choir performs traditional and contemporary repertory both on and off campus. The choir has performed in churches and other venues across the Carolinas, as well as in major cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., as well as a five-city tour of Switzerland.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church is located at 502 Daniel Morgan Ave., in Spartanburg.