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The Birthplace of Country Music proudly presents the East Tennessee State University Gospel Choir in concert at the museum!
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum
The ETSU Gospel Choir was founded in 1975 from humble roots with only 12 members. Today, the choir averages 50 singers and continues to grow with members representing a wide array of nationalities and cultures. The advisor of the choir is Mrs. Laura Terry and is led under the direction of Mr. Jimmy Young. Over the years, the choir has participated in the National Baptist Student Union (BSU) where they have been successful at some point with a first, second and third place finish at this fellowship competition. The main purpose of the choir is to provide a source of inspiration to the community and its members through ministry and praise. This is done at local churches, civic organizations as well as universities throughout East Tennessee and surrounding areas.
This performance is companion programming to the museum’s special exhibit I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage, on display in the Learning Center through April 30, 2019. Tickets are $5; entrance to the I Have a Voice exhibit is included for concert attendees.
Special thanks to Wells Fargo for their support of I Have a Voice and its related programming.