JSU Gospel Choir to perform Sunday at Pell City church
First Baptist Church South in Pell City will host a musical extravaganza Sunday in honor of Black History Month. The Jacksonville State University Gospel Choir under the direction of Myrtice Collins will be the special guests and featured performers, according to Marion Frazier, who will be serving as mistress of ceremonies.

The program begins at 5 p.m.

“Our Story, Our History Through Song” will be the title of the program.

“We’re very excited about them coming,” Frazier said. “We had tried to get them here earlier, but that didn’t work out. Dr. Rene Baptiste at JSU was instrumental in making this happen.”

Baptiste is an associate professor of music education who teaches elementary and secondary music education methods in general and choral music. She also teaches graduate music education courses in research methods, and supervises student teachers, according to the school’s website.

The musical program will also be tied in with the Black History Month program at the church during Sunday morning services, Frazier added.

The event will also feature Michael Virges reciting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have dream” speech, and a guest meditation by Nola McGraw.

The public is invited to attend, and while the event itself is free, there will be a collection taken up.

“We want to invite everyone to come out and take part in this celebration,” she said. “We are grateful for the support.”

First Baptist Church South is located at 850 19th Street South in Pell City. Rev. Jeffrey D. Wilson is the pastor.

Contact Chris Norwood at cnorwood@dailyhome.com

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