An Evening of African American Music
February 1, 2009 — Celebrate Black History Month with Drexel University's Gospel Choir, Jazztet and String Ensemble as they perform songs by renowned African American artists at a free concert Sunday, February 8th at 5 PM in the Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut Sts.). The Jazztet, under the direction of Dr. George Starks, will perform three selections from the Miles Davis album Kind of Blue in honor of the 50th anniversary of the recording. Under the direction of Reverend Gregory Ross, the Gospel Choir will perform such mainstay hymns as Blessed Assurance, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms/What a Fellowship and The Solid Rock. Ron Lipscomb will direct the String Ensemble through their performances.