The Lyon College Gospel Choir is a vocal ensemble open to students and community members regardless of their faith. The ensemble performs a variety of song forms drawn from the African American religious tradition, including traditional and contemporary gospel, anthems, and spirituals. Under the direction of Markeita Williams and The Anointed Ones, the choir is devoted to using its art not only to entertain, but also to worship.
Original plans for our trip was to go to Cuba, but with the government closing the borders to Cuba, KIConcerts has invited the Lyon College Gospel Choir to participate in its week-long Passion of Italy Festival in Rome, Italy in the summer of 2018. This tour will grant the gospel choir the opportunity to spread gospel through singing and the spoken word and spread the Christian faith. With your help, they can change the lives of not only the Italian people, but also the lives of every member within the choir.
The total cost of 14 choir members to attend this festival is $44,730 in which we have raised $20,000 already. This includes flights, hotels, transportation, meals, concert costs, and tour administration. We are asking for $10,000, which will ensure at least three Lyon College Gospel Choir students can attend.
Singing touches people in many ways. With your help, the Lyon College Gospel Choir can change the lives of the Italian people through gospel song and share with them themes of hope and inspiration. The trip will also give underprivileged students the opportunity to travel abroad. This experience will allow them not only to grow as human beings, but also to experience service through helping others and share their experiences abroad with the Lyon College campus, churches, and their communities.
Help these students change their lives and the lives of the Italian people through song and faith.