Monday, March 6, 2017

Young and Gifted Gospel Choir Hosts Joyfest2017

Rev. Trini Lopez Massie

The Rev. Trini Lopez Massie will be the featured performer when Cal U’s Young and Gifted Gospel Choir hosts its annual Joyfest gospel concert.

The University of Pittsburgh Gospel Choir and the Bethlehem Baptist Church Youth Choir will join Massie and Cal U’s gospel singers onstage 7 p.m. March 25 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre, on the Cal U campus in California, Pa.

Admission to Joyfest is free. Tickets are not required, and the public is invited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

About the headliner
Massie is the minister of worship at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, where he is responsible for all music performed in the main sanctuary, as well as the young adult choir and the church’s Praise and Worship Ministry.

Massie has shared the stage with a wide variety of nationally recognized musicians, and he has facilitated workshops and ministered in concerts across the United States and in Canada, Europe, Micronesia and the Caribbean.

“The (Cal U) choir is excited to have someone of Trini Massie's caliber … coming to sing with us,” said Dr. Randy Tillmutt, director of the Young and Gifted Gospel Choir and an assistant professor in Cal U’s Department of Theatre and Music.

 “He is known to have a standard of excellence and to pull the best out of singers.”

About the Young and Gifted Gospel Choir
Founded in the 1970s, the Young and Gifted Gospel Choir is open to all Cal U students. Its repertoire includes traditional spirituals and African-American gospel music.

At the annual Joyfest, choir members have the opportunity to learn from and perform with a gospel music professional, as well as other southwestern Pennsylvania gospel and church choirs.

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