Gospel Night on March 5 Celebrates Black History Month

Gospel Night will be held Thursday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. at the Highlands Museum amp; Discovery Center in Ashland. The program was rescheduled from February 19 due to inclement weather.

From humble beginnings as Negro spirituals, the sound and spirit of black gospel music has become a profound force in American music and culture. At Gospel Night, choirs from area African American churches and gospel soloists will perform the songs that have inspired generations of Americans.

Performers will include the Mens Choir and the Mass Choir from Christ Temple Church in Ashland, the Male Choir from First Baptist Church in Burlington, OH, the Mass Choir from Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Ironton, and Choir members from New Jerusalem Church in Ironton.

Also performing will be Angela Young from First Baptist Church in Burlington, Ciara James from the Calvary Episcopal Church Choir in Ashland, and Katrina Keith from Church of the King in Ironton.

Gospel Night is a free Black History Month program cosponsored by Ashland Community and Technical College, the Museum and community organizations and individuals. For more information, contact the Museum at 606-329-8888.