UAB Gospel ChoirThe UAB Gospel Choir is a music performance class/ensemble in the Department of Music. Under the direction of the Rev. Kevin Turner, It performs traditional and contemporary American Gospel Music with an emphasis on music related to the Civil Rights era. The Birmingham City Schools include its Gospel Anthology (I & II) productions and historical presentations in their curriculum for Black History Month.
Four female singers from the UAB Gospel Choir, representing the four little girls who lost their lives when the 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed, will perform "You Don't Know What I Could Have Been," written by director Kevin P. Turner at two events in September commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. The song imagines these girls as grown women. The song is about what Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley might have become if their young lives had not been cut off. It is an honor to participate at these events. Chelseay Blades, Jasmine Tyree Watts, Miyoka Berry, and Jasmine Rhodes will be representing the UAB Gospel Choir.
Upcoming 2013 Performances/Events
- UAB Gospel Choir Fall Tour to Macon and Atlanta, GA
- Friday, November 8, 2013 @ 7:30PM, Greater New Beginning Church Leadership & Family Conference, Held at Greater New Antioch Church, Ensley, Birmingham, AL
- Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 6PM, Gadsden Convention Hall – Gadsden, AL, For the MeadowBrook Baptist Church
- Monday, November 18, 2013 @ 7:00PM, Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 18th Anniversary Fall Concert, 205-975-ARTS for tickets