The City of Rochester Black Heritage Committee wraps up its activities for the year with its final event:
The Community and College Gospel Explosion
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 6 p.m.– 9 p.m.
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 351 Joseph Ave, Rochester, NY 14605
The inspirational event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Mayor Lovely A. Warren and City Council President Loretta Scott will bring greetings to all those in attendance, and the evening’s guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. Dr. McMickle will speak on this year’s Black Heritage theme, Black Migrations. Dr. Cephas Archie, Chief Diversity & Engagement Officer at the College Brockport, will serve as emcee for the event.
The concert will feature performances by local college gospel choirs from the University of Rochester and RIT, as well as a combined group made up of students from Buffalo State College and the University at Buffalo. There will be youth performances by Dunwoody 5678, the DRYS Youth Brass Band (from the City’s Department of Recreation and Youth Services) and the Church of Love Mature in Christ Youth Choir. The First Genesis Ensemble is also scheduled to perform.
The Community and College Gospel Explosion completes a series of six events organized and executed by the Black Heritage Committee during the months of February and March. The Committee is made up of individuals employed by the City who volunteer during their free time to plan a variety of events in celebration and recognition of Black History Month.