The Afro-American Gospel Choir from the University of Alabama performed at our service September 8, 2012. After service we had a luncheon to welcome the University of Alabama Students back for another year and celebrate with the Gospel Choir.
We always enjoy having the Gospel Choir come sing in our service. Their music is inspiring and warming to the heart. Directed this year by Alysia Nailor, the choir performed beutiful acapella renditions of several gospel favorites including Ride on King Jesus. The choir began in 1971 with 12 students who performed in a talent show sponsored by what was then the Afro-American Association. The Fall of 1971, some 40 to 50 students came together in unity with the original 12 to form what we know today as the Afro-American Gospel Choir. From the beginning the Choir has had a powerful presence on the University of Alabama campus and everywhere it has been. The choir travels throughout the southeast ministering through song and being ambassadors for the University of Alabama. The President is Sydney Page.
After service we had a friendly luncheon, providing an opportunity for us to welcome our college students back to town and meet and greet new students. There was plenty of good food, more than enough for everyone to take some to go for later too!