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The Newport Historical Society and the Martin Luther King Center have joined forces to host a concert by the Tufts University Third Day Gospel Choir during the 2014 Newport Winter Festival on Monday, February 17, 2014.
The Third Day Gospel Choir, the gospel ensemble Confirmation, and Director David Coleman will present a concert of traditional and contemporary gospel music. This spiritual, historically African-American music transcends differences and unites all people to share in the celebration of music and the victory of life over tribulation. The choir will present a concert that highlights the history and journey of gospel music – with singing, clapping, moving. The choir will interact with the audience making it a great performance for those experiencing gospel music for the first time.
The Tufts University Third Day Gospel Choir is one of several ensembles that are part of the Tufts University Music Department. For the students and for the community, the ensemble is dynamic, educational, spiritually uplifting and barrier-breaking as it unites 225 people from different cultures and faith together in harmony. Under the direction of David Coleman, the choir studies the origin of African-American worship music and the current trends of contemporary Gospel Music. In 2010, the director and the choir were featured on BBC World News America in a story called “A Choir of Many Faiths.” Through this experience known as gospel choral music, we come together to combine our individual struggles and present our worship together through those struggles.
The 1pm concert takes place at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, Newport, RI. Tickets cost $15 per person, $10 for children, Newport Historical Society members, Salve Regina University students and active duty military.
This program is presented by the Newport Historical Society and the Martin Luther King Center, in partnership with the Spectacle of Toleration.
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Newport Historical Society
Since 1854, the Newport Historical Society has collected and preserved the artifacts, photographs, documents, publications, and genealogical records that relate to the history of Newport County, to make these materials readily available for both research and enjoyment, and to act as a resource center for the education of the public about the history of Newport County, so that knowledge of the past may contribute to a fuller understanding of the present. For more information please visit www.NewportHistory.org.