Richard Smallwood to Sing for RIT Gospel Fest 2003

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Gospel performance celebrates Black History Month

Artist, composer and pianist, Richard Smallwood is said to have changed the face of gospel music, blending classical movements with traditional gospel, deriving a sound all his own.

Smallwood will deliver his timeless musical message at 8 p.m., Feb. 8, at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Clark Gymnasium. The College Gospel Mass Choir will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the RIT game room and candy counter in the Student Alumni Union. Tickets can also be purchased by phone with a credit card at 475-2239 until noon on Feb. 7, or at the door, pending availability. (Cash only at the door.)

The performance is part of Gospel Fest 2003, running Feb. 7 and 8, celebrating Black History Month. Gospel Fest is sponsored by the Center for Campus Life, the North Star Center, the Commission for Promoting Pluralism, Student Government, the Creative Arts Program, the Office of the Vice-President of Student Affairs, the Center for Residence Life and the Gospel Ensemble.

On Feb. 7, the College Gospel Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Ingle Auditorium includes performances by the RIT Gospel Ensemble, Roberts Wesleyan Gospel Choir and University of Rochester Gospel Choir. There is no charge for this performance.

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