College encourages all of its students to get involved in the
community and the gospel choir is no exception. Both the choir
and some of its individual members have used their musical talents
to teach, entertain, and support others throughout their communities.
years the McDaniel College gospel choir has toured surrounding
high schools in effort to promote music education. In the winter
of 1996, they traveled to Vienna, Austria to take part in the
annual Advent Sing Program, in a combined effort to educate
people in the multicultural aspects of music.
of 1997, a single mother in a neighboring town fell victim to
racial harassment. When this information became public, the
choir decided to donate money earned originally for producing
their first CD to this more worthy cause. At the end of the
year concert, they presented the woman with a check for $250.
the choir was awarded the Carroll County Human Services/Relations
Award for their efforts in breaking down racial barriers
through the arts.
the choir takes part in the Rape Crisis Vigil (co-sponsored
by McDaniel College, the local Rape Crisis Center and St. John's
Church) by singing selections that are meant to assist with
emotional, physical and spiritual healing.
proactively seeks to remain involved and a positive influence
in the community.