Our Voices Rise Together

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Our Voices Rise Together

Our Voices Rise Together

There is a sound that comes from gospel music that doesn’t come from anything else. It is a sound of peace. It is a sound of, ‘I’m going to make it through all of this.’

– Yolanda Adams

Gospel music is hopeful and healing. It brings people together. And the infectious energy of this special concert could just stay with you forever.

“Our Voices Rise Together” will feature nationally recognized African-American singers Erica Gabriel and Phumzile Sojola, top-class professional musicians, and a host of regional choirs, all coming together to celebrate Black History Month.

The program will include André Thomas’s “Mass: A Celebration of Love and Joy,” Coleridge-Taylor’s “Violin Concerto No. 1” and a selection of spirituals and gospel favorites. Prepare to move, and be moved!

Thanks to our collaboration with Eastman, this concert will be presented free of charge.

Special Guest Artists

  • Erica Gabriel, Soprano
  • Phumzile Sojola, Tenor
  • Eileen Moudou, Violin

Area Choirs


  • Emory & Henry Choir
  • ETSU International and Gospel Choir
  • Mountain Mission School Choir
  • Unity Choir
  • UVA Wise Choir
  • Voices of the Mountains
  • With church choirs from across the region!

Our Voices Rise Together

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