Phyllis Byrdwell leads the UW Gospel Choir in a program of music by Jonathan Alvarado, Tommy Walker, Andre Thomas, Kirk Franklin, and Richard Smallwoood.
Sing Praises: Jonathan Alvarado
Joy, Joy, Joy: Tommy Walker
Sam Klebanoff, Soloist
African Noel: Andre Thomas
Worth.: Anthony Brown
Steal Away (Spiritual): arr. Phyllis Byrdwell
Smile: Kirk Franklin
Christmas Medley: Jonathan Alvarado
Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child (attributed to Mariah Carey)
Go Tell It On The Mountain (spiritual) arr. Phyllis Byrdwel
Kalia Hobbs-Rutz, Soloist
Total Praise: Richard Smallwood
In honor of our drummer, Anthony Brown, who passed away unexpectedly In September.
Phyllis M Byrdwell, Director, Keyboard; Tony Mobley, Bass Guitar; Fred Byrdwell, Drummer; Patricia Hunter, Percussionist
UW Gospel Choir
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.