Two DSU Concert Choir members and their director will represent Delaware State University as they perform in the upcoming 3rd annual 105 Voices of History National Choir Concert in the nation’s capital.
The concert will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The concert – which will have one singer from each of the 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the country – will feature the mass choir performing traditional choral works and spirituals, as well as gospel and jazz selections.
Representing DSU at the concert will be:
· Marcel Jorden. Sawyer, a second semester DSU freshman from Cherry Hill, N.J. The graduate of Cherry Hill West High School is a music education major.
· Charles Monroe Murrell III, a senior from Dover, Del. The graduate of Dover High School is a music major with an emphasis in composition.
· Dr. Curtis Everett Powell, director of DSU Choral Activities, who will serves as one of the concert conductors along with Dr. Wayne Barr of Tuskegee University, Jeremy Winston of Wilberforce University, and D’Walla Simmons Burke of Winston-Salem State University.
In addition, Rear Admiral Helena O. Mishoe, a 1974 biology graduate of DSU, will serve as the grand marshal for this year’s 105 Voices concert. She is currently the associate director for Minority Health Affairs in the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for the National Institute of Health. She is married to the Henry Mishoe, the nephew of former Delaware State President Luna I. Mishoe (president from 1960-1987).
It will be the third year in a row that Delaware State University has been represented in that mass choir.
Renowned gospel singer Shirley Caesar will host the concert. Also the choir will be joined by the featured guest vocalist Kim Burrell, a nationally known jazz gospel artist and Stellar Award winner..
Tickets to the concert can be purchased by phone at (800) 444-1324 or in person at the Kennedy Center Box Office in Washington, D.C.