Gospel Choir

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 7:30pm
$15 ($10 students/seniors), Notecard
Phyllis Byrdwell directs the UW Gospel Choir.
Phyllis Byrdwell directs the UW Gospel Choir.

Phyllis Byrdwell leads the 100-voice gospel choir in songs of praise, jubilation, and other expressions of the Gospel tradition.

PR O GR AM

 DO NOT PASS ME BY ................................................................ JAMES CLEVELAND (1931-1991)
Alexander Ok, soloist

 

 I WANT TO BE READY ........................................................................................arr. Ted Hunter

 Kalia Hobbs, soloist

MORE THAN ANYTHING  .........................................................................BYRON CAGE (b. 1952) 

STEAL AWAY ............................................................................................... arr. Phyllis Byrdwell

KARAMU  (Celebration) .................................................................. HEZEKIAH WALKER (b. 1962)

HE WILL ANSWER .................................................................................................. BYRON CAGE

Kevin Tu, soloist

HOSANNA .................................................................................................... HEZEKIAH WALKER

I’LL TELL IT ...................................................................................................JAMES CLEVELAND

Benjamin Johnson & Katherine Van Bebber, soloists

  STRANGER................................................................................... DONALD LAWRENCE (b. 1961)

  from the movie SISTER ACT II:

JOYFUL, JOYFUL........................... LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827), arr. Roger Emerson  

Carolyn Dawson, soloist 

 MY JOY .......................................................................................... ALVIN SLAUGHTER (b. 1955) Ben Hagan, soloist

   

Musicians

Phyllis M. Byrdwell, Director, Keyboard
Wadie Ervin, Bass Guitar
Anthony Brown, Percussionist
Patricia Hunter, Percussionist
Ben Hagan, Keyboard 

 

Teaching Assistants
Carolyn Dawson Marissa Williams Kalia Hobbs

 

DIRECTOR BIO

Phyllis Byrdwell

Phyllis Byrdwell, director of the UW Gospel Choir, is Minister of Music at Mount Zion Baptist Church of Seattle and also a music educator for Lakeside School. She has conducted several seminar workshops on Gospel music throughout Washington state and nationally, and served as a songleader for the Baptist World Alliance conference in Birmingham, England in 2005.

Byrdwell was inducted into the Washington Music Educators Association's Hall of Fame in 2002 and serves on the Seattle Symphony Board of Directors.

A School of Music alumna, she holds a bachelor's degree in music and bachelor's and master's degrees in music education. 

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