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Three upcoming Gospel Vocal Ensemble performances

Student News | Monday, February 14, 2022

As part of Black History Month, Emma Easton, adjunct professor and the director of Columbus State’s Gospel Vocal Ensemble (GVE), has announced three upcoming Ensemble performances in the city. One event will include Chorus Columbus State.

Thursday, February 17 at 7 p.m. – Easton will speak on “Gospel Music: The Heart of the African-American Soul,” followed by a mini-concert by the GVE. It will be held at Secret Studio, LLC, 503 W. Walnut Street, Columbus. 

Sunday, February 27 at 2 p.m. – The CVE will collaborate with Chorus Columbus State and the Urban Strings of Columbus to present a musical afternoon, “To Be Young Gifted & Black.” It will be held at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus. 

Monday, February 28 at 7 p.m. – The GVE will present “The Quiet Zones: Unsung Heroes of the Underground Railroad.” GVE will blend the spirituals, traditional, and modern gospel with technology in celebration of lesser-known champions of the Underground Railroad. It will feature guest orator Elder DeDra. The performance will be held in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. 

The Gospel Vocal Ensemble (MUS 1206) is open to enrolled students and community participants. For more information, contact Emma Easton at


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