Gospel Choir

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 7:30pm
$10 all tickets
Phyllis Byrdwell directs the UW Gospel Choir (Photo: Steve Korn)
Phyllis Byrdwell directs the UW Gospel Choir (Photo: Steve Korn)

Phyllis Byrdwell leads the 100-voice gospel choir in songs of praise, jubilation, and other expressions of the Gospel tradition, with works by Richard Smallwood, James Cleveland, John P. Kee, Donald Vail, and more.

UW GOSPEL CHOIR DIRECTOR 
Phyllis M. Byrdwell

MUSICIANS 
Phyllis M. Byrdwell, keyboard 
Tony Mobley, bass guitar 
Ben Hagan, keyboard 
Anthony Brown, percussion 
Patricia Hunter, percussion 

PRAISE DANCE TEAMS of 
MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH 
Directors
Jessica Andrews Hall 
Lynnet Mitchell 

CHOREOGRAPHER
Jessica Andrews Hall 


 

Program

Anthem of Praise ................................................ Richard Smallwood
accompanied by the
PRAISE DANCE TEAMS of MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH

I Wanna Be Ready .......................................................................................................................... Spiritual
Joshua Fan, soloist

Healing ......................................................................................................................... Richard Smallwood

Lord, We Glorify You .................................................................................................................. Byron Cage
Lynden Dowell, soloist 

Grant Me A Blessing .................................................................................................................. Donald Vail 

Hosanna ........................................................................................ Christopher Squire & Howard Kennedy
Not My Will, Lord ......................................................................................................................Charles Fold
Clairriss Johnson, soloist

Again I Say Rejoice .................................................................................................... Israel and New Breed

Solid Rock ................................................................ Gospel (arranged from the hymn “My Hope is Built”)
Angela Burgess, soloist

Rain On Us ................................................................................................................................ John P. Kee

123 Victory .............................................................................................................................. Kirk Franklin
accompanied by the
PRAISE DANCE TEAMS of MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH

UW GOSPEL CHOIR
SOPRANOS Kalyah Bojang, Psychology
Kathryn Draney, Creative Writing
Clairriss Johnson, Music
Hanna Youn, Political Science
Wanyi Liang, Sociology
Alaina Paderes, Business
Xueqian Xun, Business
Celine Tjahadi, Interdisciplinary Visual Arts
Gracia Athalia, Accounting
Nicole Belle, Psychology
Yijing Chen, Economics
ALTOS Anni Yan, Pre-Engineering
Angela Krisnadi, Accounting
Michelle Chan, Public Health
Sai Yang, Accounting
Christina Deng, Psychology
Rebecca Zhao, Education
Xiyue Wang, Communications
Yiran Ling, Pre Psychology
Annie Song, Chemistry
Sarina Kishi, Political Science
Maya Inui, Economics
Jiachun Dai, Math
Geena Louise Boyce, English Literature
Kaylie Firebaugh, Psychology
Samantha Han, Communications
Monica Torres, Mathematics
Vanessa Alvarez, Early Childhood Family Studies
Lauren Mayeda, Bioengineering
Lauren Oda, Early Childhood Family Studies
Yuxin Pang, Business
Hyewon Hur, Economics
Wenjun Chen, Pre-Computer Science
Elizabeth Lee, Mechanical Engineering
Alyssa Muray, Psychology
Alex van Inwegen, Biology
Alexandra Galanti, Masters in Public Administration
TENORS Kyle Radabah, Health Studies
Xavier Hernandez, Psychology and Biology
Daniel Montesa, Sociology
Sung Yu, Art
Joshua Ahn, Physiology
Joshua Okamura, Communication
Bingyu Ding, Economics
Dorde Jevdic, Computer Science
Jackson Brown, Informatics
Daniel Giner, Accounting
Mark Dixon, Business
Chansong Son, Political Science
Binggyi Ding, Economics
Uyiran Mo, CSE
Jin Soo Park, Photomedia/Communications
BASSES Matthew Kiyoi, Mathematic
Kyle Ebisu, Biology
Joshua Fan, Computer Science
Evan McMartin, Mechanical Engineering
Guanyou Lin, Bioengineering
Julian O’Leary, Aeronautical Engineering
Casey Lee, Political Arts
McGuyre Hubbard, Undecided
Toby Chen, Speech and Hearing Sciences
Lynden Dowell, Civil Engineering
Phillip Dietz, Electrical Engineering
Joshua Mehlhaff, Physics
James Coughlin, English
Jiacheng Zhu, Economics
Jiu-l Lu, Economics and Communications
Hao Zhuang, Civil Engineering
Andre Vuong, Civil Engineering
Douglas Do, Public Health
Xiang Gu, Interdisciplinary Visual Arts
Yiping Jiang, Psychology


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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