Praise, Gospel and Jazz Concert at Stockton University
The world-renowned Central State University Chorus will make a rare South Jersey appearance at Stockton University on Friday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Theatre. The highly acclaimed chorus from a historically black university in Wilberforce, Ohio, has a repertoire encompassing African American spirituals, gospel and jazz. Recent performances include performing at the Congressional Black Caucus’ Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., in September and the inauguration of Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
In 2013, the chorus performed at the White House for the annual holiday celebration at the invitation of First Lady Michelle Obama. The chorus also performed in the rotunda of the U.S. Senate’s Russell Building and returned for an encore performance in 2014.
The CSU Chorus is under the direction of Jeremy Winston, an innovative leader and musician who has inspired many by sharing his passion with the global community.
The chorus received outstanding international acclaim in June 2014 while on a month-long tour of Europe. The group left filled-to-capacity concert halls in an ecstatic uproar after every concert. The chorus performed in over a dozen major metropolitan cities including Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, Spain; Prague, Czech Republic; Durbach, Germany; and Strasbourg, France. The CSU Chorus concluded the tour with a performance in Prague’s historic Obecní dům concert hall with the world-renowned Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
This is a unique opportunity to hear and experience the wonderful sounds of the Grammy-nominated Central State University Chorus, which has not performed in South Jersey in over 25 years. The concert is being sponsored by Highest Praise Gospel Choir and the Stockton University Music Program. The concert is free to the public, but a free-will offering will be taken. —P.J.