In 1988, a small group of Trinity College students decided to form a gospel choir modeled after the many student a cappella groups on campus. And so Trinity College Gospel Choir (TCGC) was born. Dedicated to gospel music and the spiritual expressions of the African-American churches, the TCGC’s programs often include dance, spoken word, and prayer. The Trinity College Gospel Choir (TCGC) continues to grow in size and strength as it builds community and promotes social change and spiritual renewal on campus.
Today, with approximately 20 members, the student-led Gospel Choir performs on campus and at various community events off campus. TCGC sponsors two benefit concerts a year and often takes the lead in organizing such special events on campus as a prayer vigil for the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti or a memorial service for a fellow student.
TCGC ministers of music, Anthony Williams and John Hayes, welcome new members, the only requirement “being a desire to sing and praise the Lord to the best of one’s ability.”
The Gospel Choir meets once a week for rehearsals on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Bishop’s Corner Lounge, Mather Hall. TCGC leadership also offers regular occasions for prayers, praise and worship throughout each semester.
For more information, please contact directors Anthony Williams or John Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or student president Ruthie Whitworth at Ruthcecelia.Whitworth@trincoll.edu.
TCGC members encourage you to “Stop by anytime TCGC gathers and join us as we take off the heavy load of school work, and raise our voices in song.”