Artist and Lecture Series Presents: "Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir"
- Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
- Time: 7:30 p.m.
- Location: Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall
- Page: Event Page
The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir performs at Earlham College on Tuesday as part of its first tour of the United States after more than four decades on the road in African and Europe.
The 7:30 p.m. concert at Goddard Auditorium is one of just three stops in Indiana on the nationwide tour.
Tickets for the Artist and Lecture Series event cost $10 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors. One free ticket is available with an Earlham ID.
For more information, call the box office at (765) 983-1474.
Founded in 1950 by United Nations Ambassador Artist for Peace Julien Jouga in Dakar, Sengal, the 15-member choir and four Senegalese drummers perform traditional and spiritual Senegalese music, including gospel spirituals and traditional African songs.
Now lead by Music Director Ambroise N’Diong, the choir still performs music composed by Jouga in Senegal’s four national languages: Ouolof, Diola, Sérère and Portugese Creole.
The group interprets and combines both the Catholic liturgy and the indigenous Muslims songs of Senegal to create an extraordinary harmony between the two cultures that comprise Senegal.
For more information about the choir, visit http://www.cami.com/?webid=2331.
Box Office Information: The box office is located in Carpenter Hall and open Monday - Friday, noon - 4:00 p.m. Tickets are also available Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Office of Events and Operations in the basement of Carpenter Hall room 030, or by calling 765-983-1474.