PULLMAN, Wash. — The world-renowned Harlem Gospel Choir will highlight the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration for Pullman and Moscow with a Jan. 22 concert. Washington State University, the University of Idaho and the celebration committee will sponsor the event.
The choir will perform from 7-9 p.m. in the UI Student Union Building Ballroom. Choir members include singers and musicians from many black churches in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. UI and WSU students will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the WSU Office of Multicultural Student Services, Lighty Student Services Building 190 or at the door.
Founded in 1986, the Harlem Gospel Choir has been called one of finest gospel choirs in the world. The theme of each performance is “bringing people and nations together and giving something back.”
The choir travels the world, sharing the joy of faith through its music and raises funds for children’s charities when possible. It has performed for Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela and Paul McCartney and has appeared with Lyle Lovett, Whoopi Goldberg, U2, Diana Ross, Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Cliff and the Chieftains.
Additional information on the choir is available at www.harlemgospelchoir.com. For more information on the concert and all MLK Community Celebration events, visit http://www.wsu.edu/MLK or contact celebration chair Herb Delaney at (509) 335-5711.