Byron Cage, a leading praise and worship minister, will bring his gospel to Clark Gymnasium at 8 p.m. on Dec. 11. The RIT Gospel Ensemble opens the program.
His debut self-titled CD won five Stellar Awards in 2004 including song of the year for the song, Presence of the Lord. A gospel-influenced, it integrates the best elements of traditional gospel music and praise choruses.
“I don't like to think of myself and these songs as being in one box, for only one culture of people,” Cage says. “I know that when we get to heaven there isn't going to be separate sections for Asians, Latinos, Caucasians and African-Americans. We're all going to come together to worship. I hope this album will be a major step in that direction.”
Cage sang his first church solo as a four-year-old in a small in town Michigan. He is now the senior minister of church worship and music administration at Ebenezer A.M.E.
Tickets—$5 for students, $15 for faculty/staff/alumni, $20 general admission and a $15 group rate for 10 or more people—are available at the RIT Student Alumni Union candy counter or by phone at 585-475-5210.
The concert is sponsored by the Center for Campus Life, North Star Center and RIT Gospel Ensemble.
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