(Rohnert Park) — Sonoma State University will kick off its celebration of Black History Month and LoboFest spirit week with a performance by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir on Thursday, Jan. 30. The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir brings together more than 55 singers and four instrumentalists who embody a community of diverse races, cultures and faiths. The peformance will be held at Weill Hall at the Green Music Center beginning at 8 p.m. .
The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir shares an uncontainable passion for music. The choir's mission is to inspire joy and unity among all people through black gospel and spiritual music. The choir will be joined by The Lighthouse Singers of Marin under the direction of the Rev. Ulis Redic, Jr.
“There’s a strong spiritual connection with the audience in concerts and with the congregation in church settings — a back and forth of energy that builds up," said Ben Heveroh, who plays the piano and organ for the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. "Terrance is a master of building that energy. It can be a delicate craft.”
The performance of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir will be a free event for SSU students, staff and faculty. Tickets are available to the general public for $5. Tickets are required for entry and are available at the infromation and ticket desk at the Sonoma State University Student Center or by going online at tickets.sonoma.edu.
The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir event is hosted by Student Involvement and the Green Music Center.
For more information, visit the Green Music Center’s website at gmc.sonoma.edu.