Choir concert in celebration of Black History Month returning to Evansville
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A popular choir performance is making its return to Evansville this weekend.
The Black History Month Unity Choir Concert is back after being on hiatus during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is celebrating its 50th year in Evansville.
The choir has 30 churches and over 100 choristers involved in this performance.
Vocalists began rehearsing Wednesday and will continue rehearsal through Saturday.
The choir director, James Hamler, says the goal of this performance is to bring the community together and celebrate Black History Month through gospel music.
“There’s so much division in our community and it’s not just black and white,” Hamler said. “There’s even division among races, so this is a great opportunity for us to put aside all of our racial differences, all of our denominational differences, and just come together for one cause.”
The Black History Month Choir Concert will be held at the Old National Events Plaza this Sunday at 5p.m.
There is no cost to attend, but donations for the Evansville African American Museum are encouraged.
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