Phyllis Byrdwell leads the UW Gospel Choir in songs of praise, jubilation, and other expressions of the Gospel tradition.
God Be Praised: Charles Jenkins
I Will Bless The Lord: Hezekiah Walker
Worth: Anthony Brown
Mario D’Ambrosio, soloist
Steal Away: arr. Gospel
I Am Your Song: Jonathan Nelson
The Lord Is My Light: Andre Crouch
Timilehin Toye, soloist
Karamu (Celebration): John P. Kee
African Praise Song
The Joy Medley:. Richard Smallwood, Tye Tribbet; arr. Marcus Petitt
Minh-Thi Butler, Anthony Chua, Angela Burgess, soloists
When He Calls Me: arr. Gospel
Emmanuel: African Christmas Song
UW Gospel Choir
Phyllis M. Byrdwell, Director, Keyboard
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.