Gospel Choir

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
$10 all tickets
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.

PROGR AM

Karamu (Celebration) ................................................................. John P. Kee (b. 1962)

I’m Gonna Wait on the Lord ............................................................................................ Spiritual
Soloist: Clarice Forbes

Amazing Grace ................................................................................ John Newton (1725-1807) / arr. Marcus Petitt

Psalm 8 ..................................................................................................................... Richard Smallwood (b. 1948)
Soloists: Hanna Mei, Joshua Fan

By Your Word ............................................................................................ Hezekiah Walker (b. 1962)

(Holy Spirit) Rain Down ........................................................................=........................ Russell Fragar
Soloist: Kyle Tong

*Praise Dance Team of Mount Zion Baptist Church

I Will Sing Praises....................................................................... Joe Pace (b. 1965)
Soloist: Sylvia Jones

Hallelujah, Salvation and Glory ........................................................... Betsy Hernandez / Steve Green
Soloists Sophia Williams, Ariana Mixon, Nariman Poiurnejat

Total Praise ................................................................................................................................ Richard Smallwood

Do Not Pass Me By ......................................................................................................... arr. Ricky Dillard (b. 1965)

Musicians:
Phyllis M. Byrdwell, Director, Keyboard
Tony Mobley, Bass Guitar
Anthony Brown, Percussionist
Patricia Hunter, Percussionist
Ben Hagan, Keyboard

*Praise Dance Team
Jessica Price
Tahlia Price
Josaphina Buckley
Averionna Wade
Janelle Hardiman
Ola Jackson
Anesha Jackson
Lynnet Mitchell, Director


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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