The gospel choir at McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) was established in the fall of 1994 and since then has influenced the school and surrounding community in many special ways. The choir has brought diversity and Black Gospel Music into awareness like no other college class, performance ensemble or event.

The choir meets every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in Big Baker Chapel on campus. In addition to its spiritual purpose, participants can also receive college credit. Members, coming from various different backgrounds and aspects of the McDaniel and local community, unite together in song, rhythm, and dance.

The objective is to cover the three major styles of gospel music in one class and as one choir. Spirituals, traditional and contemporary styles of gospel music are studied, with the end result being a joyful noise and an invitation for everyone to join the mighty chorus.

The McDaniel College Gospel Choir is open to all college students; it is an academic class and is covered under the policies of the college in regards to diversity and religious freedom. Absolutely everyone is welcome to come, join the choir, receive an academic credit, and sing.

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