Gospel Choir

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 7:30pm
$10 all tickets
Phyllis Byrdwell conducts the Gospel Choir on Dec. 2 (photo: Gary Louie).
Phyllis Byrdwell conducts the Gospel Choir on March 8 at Mount Zion Baptist Church (photo: Gary Louie).

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

PROGRAM

Do Not Pass Me By ......................................................................................................................................... James Cleveland

Soloist: Mikaela Lobe

He Will Answer ........................................................................................................................................................ Byron Cage

We Sing Praises To The King ............................................................................................................................. Shekinah Glory

Joy Medley ..................................................................................................................................................... arr. Marcus Petitt

Jesus, You’re The Center Of My Joy.............................................................................................................Richard  Smallwood

My Joy (1) ................................................................................................................................................................ Tye Tribbett

Soloists: Elizabeth Lee, James Coughlin, Marissa Williams, Kalia Hobbs

Worship The Lord............................................................................................................................................... Edwin Hawkins

Psalm 8........................................................................................................................................................Richard Smallwood

Soloist: Augusta Milford

Pretty Little Baby........................................................................................................................................................... Spiritual

Soloist: Ben Hagan

Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child/Go Tell It on the Mountain ............................................................... Medley arr. Byrdwell

Soloist: Ben Johnson

Even Me.............................................................................................................. arranged by Howard University Gospel Choir

I’ll Tell It!................................................................................................................................................New Jersey Mass Choir

Soloists:  Hanna Youn, Amber Inman

While You Wait .............................................................................................................................................................Joe Pace

My Joy (2) .......................................................................................................................................................... Alvin Slaughter

(Things Will Get) Better ...................................................................................................................................Hezakiah Walker

 

Musicians:

Phyllis M. Byrdwell, Keyboard / Tony Mobley,  Bass Guitar / Ben Hagan, Percussionist

 

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.