By Mariam Ojesanmi
The Music Choir class performed their annual event in which they sang gospel songs for the public to hear and enjoy on May 11.
In this particular performance, Professor Jonathan Quash combined all his Music Choir classes together to perform as one. The class has been doing performances like this every semester for the past 13 years.
For the students the performance also doubled as their final project for the class.
Quash is also the music director and helped his students come together for the performance by preparing the songs that the students sang.
The students sang a variety of songs, including We Sons and Daughters, Elijah Rock, Ride the Chariot and many others.
“The students join of strength through gospel contemporary and the history of the music,” said Quash.
Virginia Moss, a supporter of the Performing Arts program, was in the audience and said she enjoyed the show.
“It is important that young people get involved in activities,” said Moss. “The neighborhood should see how important it is. If you don’t use it you will lose it.”
Moss, whose daughter attended York several years ago, helped promote the concert by handing out fliers at other campus events.
Martha Cedem, who also attended the performance, said she found out about it by receiving a flier from Moss.
“Love Gospel,” said who added she was attending her first event at York.
“I’m a Church woman and if they have other events like this I would come.”
The students in the choir sang as Quash accompanied them on piano. One student, Rayvon Johnson, said he enjoyed combining his love for singing with the choir with his other passion for acting. In addition to the May 11 performance, Johnson also appeared in the play 5 Guys Named Moe, which ran until May 14. (editor’s note: follow the link for more).
Once the performance ended, the audience applauded the students for their great effort and strength of harmonizing their voices together.