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Posted on February 18, 2016

Joyfest 2016 gospel concertPortrait of Anita Wilson
7 p.m. March 19
Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre

National recording artist Anita Wilson will be the featured performer when Cal U’s Young and Gifted Gospel Choir hosts the annual Joyfest gospel concert at 7 p.m. March 19 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre.

Wilson has been nominated for Grammy, Stellar and Dove music awards. Her debut album Worship Soul was recognized by the New York Times as one of the top 10 albums of 2012. Her second studio album, Vintage Worship, also has received critical acclaim.

The Young and Gifted Gospel Choir also will perform at Joyfest 2016, along with the Lift Every Voice Gospel Choir, of Clarion University; the University of Pittsburgh Gospel Choir; and the Family and Friends Gospel Choir of Pittsburgh. 

About the choir

Founded in the 1970s, the Young and Gifted Gospel Choir is one of several Cal U vocal groups that perform regularly on campus and in the community. This year the group also has been invited to perform at the Governor’s Mansion in Harrisburg.

The choir’s director is Dr. Randy Tillmutt, an assistant professor in the Department of Music and Theatre. The group’s repertoire includes traditional spirituals and African-American gospel music. Membership is open to all Cal U students who wish to participate.

The Young and Gifted Gospel Choir recently was featured as part of KDKA-TV’s Black History Month celebration. Watch the video on kdka.com

Join us

The annual Joyfest gospel concert is free, and the public is welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.

Get directions and a campus map