Gospel Choir

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
$10 all tickets
Phyllis Byrdwell conducts the Gospel Choir on Dec. 2 (photo: Gary Louie).
Phyllis Byrdwell conducts the Gospel Choir on Dec. 2 (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 ................................................................................................................ arr. James Cleveland

Steal Away ......................................................................................................................... Spiritual (arr. Byrdwell)

Everything That Hath Breath .................................................................................................... Richard Smallwood
Soloist: Clarice Forbes

Shout! ................................................................................................................................................... Percy Bady

Even Me .................................................................................................................................. arr. Anthony Brown

Sing Praises to Thee ................................................................................................................. Jonathan Alvarado

The Lord is My Light .......................................................................................................................... Andre Crouch
Soloist: Kimiko Locke

The Storm is Passing Over ............................................................................................................ Charles Tindsley
-arr. Detroit Mass Choir

New Revelation ............................................................................................................................... New Direction

My Joy ........................................................................................................................................... Alvin Slaughter

Jesus, What a Wonderful Child / Go Tell It on the Mountain .........Walter Afanasieff & Loris
Holland arr. Byrdwell
Soloist: Sylvia Jones 

Anthem of Praise ...................................................................................................................... Richard Smallwood
Assisted by the Praise Dance Team of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Directed by Lynnet Mitchell


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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