Gardner-Webb Gospel Choir to Perform “Night of Celebration” Concert on Feb. 11

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.— Gardner-Webb University’s E. Jerome Scott Gospel Choir will perform a “Night of Celebration” concert on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Green Bethel Baptist Church in Boiling Springs.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The “Night of Celebration” will cap off a two-day retreat for the Choir at Green Bethel Baptist, during which they will learn, rehearse, and perform several songs from scratch in just 48 hours’ time.  It will also feature praise and worship music the Choir has been preparing throughout the last several months.

“We have been looking forward to this retreat and concert all semester,” said Chad Roseboro, the Choir’s president and director.  “We’ll lock ourselves in the church for two days, play games, eat, and sing, sing, sing.  It will be a great time of fellowship with one another, and of course, a chance to minister to all who want to hear through our song and praise.  We hope the community will come and help make the event a true celebration.”

E. Jerome Scott was Vice President and Dean of Student Development at Gardner-Webb when he died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 40 in 1995.  The first African-American to serve on Gardner-Webb’s Senior Staff, Scott is remembered for his passion for students, his belief in the transformative power of higher education, and his profound love for music.  The GWU Gospel Choir is named in his honor.

For more information about the concert, call the Office of University Communications at 704-406-2237.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University seeks a higher ground in higher education – one that embraces faith and intellectual freedom, balances conviction with compassion, and inspires in students a love of learning, service, and leadership.