Student Gospel Choir to Perform at Gardner-Webb

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Show Set for April 25 in Tucker Student Center

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The Gardner-Webb University student-led E. Jerome Scott Gospel Choir will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the Tucker Student Center.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature the voices of 18 students and include selections such as “Come Thou Almighty King” and “Created to Worship.”

Students prepared for the concert throughout the fall and spring semesters. “We sing different songs of praise and worship to God,” said Kanisha Fowler, a choir member, the organization’s secretary and a Gardner-Webb junior. “We go out to different churches and different places to sing. At the end of the year, we do a big concert.”

Scott, the choir’s namesake, served as associate vice president and dean of student development, dean of student development and assistant dean of special studies at Gardner-Webb from 1988 to 1995. He passed away at 40 years old in 1995, after suffering a heart attack during an administrative staff retreat.

“Everyone knew him for his pleasant spirit,” Fowler said. “He was very positive and a great person to be around. They named the choir after him.”

The concert will be held in Stewart Hall in the Tucker Center. A dance group from Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Shelby will perform to open the program. The event will also include the collection of a love offering.

For more information about the choir, visit Facebook.com/EJeromeScottGospelChoir.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University is home to more than 4,300 students from 37 states and 21 foreign countries. Founded in 1905, Gardner-Webb provides exceptional educational opportunities within a Christian environment.