With the conviction that music is nothing if
not shared, one of the primary goals of the choir is to touch as many
people as possible with this beautiful and exciting music. As Calvin L.
Hick, the choir's founder put it, " the true function of the music is
not simply to entertain, but to prepare the listener for a message, to make
the listener more receptive to the spirit... and with the effect of voice
and rhythm, to evoke a shared community experience." with this goal in
mind, the chorus strives to secure as many engagements as possible to
perform its music.
To have the coir perform at your next event,
contact the manager Amina Michel-Lord or Donnell
Coming Soon on
Break until Fall Semester
NEC Community Gospel Choir
The purpose and mission of the NEC Community
Gospel Choir is to explore and master the full spectrum of musical mood and
styles that encompass the Gospel music genre, and to share this music with
the broadest possible audience. We're dedicated to performing the various
styles of Gospel music to the highest standards of quality. Contrary to
some popular misconceptions about Gospel music as a lot of uncontrolled
"whooping and hollering," the genre involves extraordinary
control and technique, and a myriad of music dynamics.
According to the choir founder. Calvin L.
Hicks, "the art depends on the full expressive resources of the human
voice... As a choir, its goal is to master each style and perform each
selection with a rich, full sound that transcends each individual to sound
like one single voice".