Sunday, April 22, 2007
Last Friday (April 20) St. John's was the site of our annual Gospel concert, part of the Williamstown Jazz Festival, featuring the sweet sounds of the Williams Gospel Choir, performing music by composer-lyricist Walter Robinson, with guest artists Roscoe Mills (vocals) and Paul White, piano. Mr. Robinson spoke briefly about each of his songs, which which were drawn from complete gospel operas he has composed, and which have been performed all around the United States. The Williams Gospel choir sang heartfelt renditions of their own repertoire, and provided strong backup for soloist Roscoe Mills in the songs of Walter Robinson, concluding with the powerful and uplifting "Brave and Strong". If you missed the Gospel Choir on this occasion, plan to attend their final concert of the year on May 12 at 8 pm in Goodrich Hall.