Byron Cage Sings Songs of Praise at RIT, Dec. 11




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The Prince of Praise will sing aloud at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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.

NOTE TO MEDIA: To cover this event, contact Carol Reed at 585-475-6931 or crj2033@rit.edu by Dec. 8 to obtain a media pass.