This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

North Park University Gospel Choir Touring Ensemble To Perform March 10-17 In California

CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Park University Gospel Choir Touring Ensemble will visit seven Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) congregations in California during its 2013 spring tour, singing in worship and in longer choral performances. The tour theme is "Lifting the Highest Praise."

The March 10-17 tour includes visits to congregations in Fremont, Modesto, Turlock, Hilmar, Santa Rosa and Oakland. Of the approximately 130 students in the popular choir, 51 students make up the touring ensemble. The choir is directed by Stephen Kelly, worship coordinator, University Ministries, and co-directed by Dr. Helen Hudgens, associate professor, School of Music. Instrumentalists will accompany the touring ensemble.

Performances dates and locations are at on the Web.

Students have committed their entire spring break to be part of the California tour. "It inspires me over and over again to see God at work in the church, and to see these students become the body of Christ, and sing so passionately about the goodness of God," Kelly said. About 10 students on the tour are from Scandinavia, South America and Asia, he said.

The choir tour will feature diverse compositions by well-known and award-winning composers. Among the songs the Gospel Choir Touring Ensemble will sing is "High and Lifted Up," by Joe Pace; "Faithful," Hold Out," and "Grateful" by Hezekiah Walker; "Jesus be a Fence," written by by Sam Cooke, the legendary American pop and soul singer, and arranged by Fred Hammond; "Total Praise" by Richard Smallwood, a gospel music icon; "More than Anything" by Lamar Campbell; "I Will Run" by Freddy Rodriguez, and others. Two favorites are "Awesome God Medley," and " Brighter Day" written by Kirk Franklin, a seven-time Grammy Award winner.

Gospel music, rooted in the black church experience, is joyful, filled with praise and uplifting. Choir members are frequently in "step motion" while singing, and clap their hands. There's also a story that goes with every choral piece, Hudgens said.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,821.12 +44.69 0.27%
S&P 500 1,982.91 -4.14 -0.21%
NASDAQ 4,751.7290 -29.5350 -0.62%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs