The Lyon College Gospel Choir, under the direction of Barretta Robinson, will present its fall concert, “Lift the Savior Up,” on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. in the Sloan Auditorium of Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus, 2300 Highland Rd., Batesville. The free concert is open to the public.
The concert will feature guest performances by Believers Outreach Worship of Batesville, the Waves of Worship praise dance group of Jonesboro and First United Methodist Church of Batesville.
The Lyon College Gospel Choir will perform “Lift the Savior” by Joe Price, “Hallelujah – Revelation 19” by Maverick City Music, “The Blood Still Works” by Malcolm Williams, “Everyday” by Dr. Charles G. Hayes and “Believe for It” by CeCe Winans.
The program will include an opening of worship by Pastor Paul Richardson of Grace Outreach of Marion, Arkansas, a welcome by choir member Mary Simmons and a prayer by choir member Kali Payne.
Elder Joshua Bronson of Triumphant Deliverance Fellowship Intl in Little Rock will present words of inspiration. Choir Director Barretta Robinson will present closing remarks, and Pastor Dr. Mary Burress of Jesus Lives Intl of Cave City will offer the closing prayer.
Members of the Lyon College Gospel Choir include sopranos Kali Payne, Amy Hardin and Sonya Rucker; altos Lillie Hall and Sheila Avant; tenors Grayson McShan, Grace Melton and Mary Simmons; and bass Chris Bronson. Accompanist is Lyon College alumnus Brandon Williams. Coordinator is Sonya Rucker.
The Lyon College Gospel Choir is a vocal ensemble open to students and community members regardless of their faith. The ensemble performs a variety of song forms drawn from the African American religious tradition, including traditional and contemporary gospel, anthems and spirituals. Under the direction of Barretta Robinson, the choir is devoted to using its art not only to entertain, but also to worship.
For more information, please contact Barretta Robinson at Barretta.Robinson@lyon.edu.