Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir Presents Gospel Fest 2014

Heavenly Voices
Feb. 6, 2014

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 6, 2014) - Baylor University's gospel choir, Heavenly Voices, will present the annual Gospel Fest concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. The concert will feature special guest and recording artist Crystal Aikin.

Ron English, primary advisor for Heavenly Voices, said the concert will be an interactive experience.

"It definitely won't be a 'sit and watch quietly' kind of concert," he said. "We want the audience to get involved."

Alhough the final count of guest choirs has not been confirmed, English said that Gospel Fest will feature gospel groups from surrounding schools as well.

"It's always a fun time," he said. "The music the choirs pick is upbeat and celebratory, but of course sometimes they perform a more reflective, solemn piece too."

Established in 1988, Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir is a growing ministry and seeks to touch the lives of others while experiencing personal spiritual growth among its members.

Crystal Aikin is an American gospel singer-songwriter from Tacoma, Wash. She was the winner of the first season of BET's singing competition for gospel artists, Sunday Best. Her debut album was released in January of 2009.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. The concert is co-sponsored by Baylor's Department of Multicultural Affairs and the Campus Diversity Committee.

For more information, please contact Diana Balderas at (254) 710-6948.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805.

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