12th Annual Gospel Choir Weekend

The annual fun-filled weekend of workshops and singing leads to an unforgettable evening concert.






Barler Music Hall

General Info

We cordially invite choirs and local communities to the Wells College 12th Annual Gospel Weekend and Concert, "Lead Us on the Path," to be held February 15-16, 2013. The weekend will be directed by Edward "Chief" Menifee of Atlanta, Ga., who has led gospel workshops at Wells College and Hamilton College for over a decade.

The Gospel Weekend consists of workshops in which the students, faculty and staff at Wells College and surrounding communities come together to learn about and engage in singing gospel music and worship. Over the years, gospel choirs and students from Hamilton College, Utica College and Union Springs Academy have participated in the workshop, as well as various churches and communities of faith in the area.

The Gospel Weekend culminates in a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, in which the workshop choir performs songs learned over the weekend. Those unable to attend the workshop component are welcome to attend the Gospel Weekend Concert.

The Wells College 12th Annual Gospel Weekend and Concert is free of charge. To register for online Wells College Gospel Weekend workshop component, please fill out the registration form at: gospelweekend13.wufoo.com/forms/wells-college-gospel-weekend-registration.

Wells College Gospel Weekend schedule is as follows (tentative schedule):

Friday, February 15, 2013

  • Workshop Rehearsal 7-9 p.m., Barler Hall

Saturday, February 16, 2013

  • Breakfast 8 a.m., Barler Hall
  • Workshop Rehearsal 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Barler Hall
  • Lunch 1:15 p.m., Dining Hall
  • (Piano Master class TBA)
  • Afternoon Free Time 2 p.m.
  • Warm-up and Sound Check 5:30 p.m., Barler Hall
  • Concert Starts 7:30 p.m., Barler Hall

If you would like to register over the phone or have any questions please contact the Wells College Chaplain, Robert French at rfrench@wells.edu or 315-364-3426.