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NEW SOUTHEASTERN ENSEMBLE DEBUTS WEDNESDAY
– Members of Southeastern Louisiana University’s new Gospel Music Ensemble,
who will debut at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium
are, from left, front row, Leslie Palmer, Arianne Antoine, Brittany Cooper,
Letecia Walker, Kenya Lawrence, director; second row, Brittany Bickham,
Pamela Williams, Donta Mills, Zarrick Holmes, Darren Bridgewater, third
row, Earlean Johnson, Ashley Deas, Glen Marie Young, Wendell Jackson Jr.,
Jeffery Hart Jr., Travis Bush; fourth row, Reginald Watson, Floyd Mayfield
Jr., Joe Johnson.
SOUTHEASTERN GOSPEL ENSEMBLE DEBUTS NOV.
3 AT POTTLE AUDITORIUM
HAMMOND – A new Southeastern Louisiana
University Department of Music and Dramatic Arts vocal ensemble specializing
in spiritual and Gospel music will make its debut at the Pottle Music Building
Auditorium on Nov. 3.
Directed by music instructor and Southeastern
alumnus Kenya Lawrence, the 18-member Gospel Music Ensemble will perform
at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free.
Lawrence said the performance will
also include liturgical dance and will feature solos by sopranos Pamela
Williams of Bogalusa and Earlean Johnson of Edgard; altos Leslie Palmer
of Hammond and Brittany Cooper of Slidell; tenors Jeffrey Hart of Boutte
and Marshaun Robertson of Clinton; and baritone Zarrick Holmes of New Orleans.
Members of the ensemble, who are enrolled
in the music department’s Gospel Music Workshop class, will be accompanied
by Jan Youngblood. Youngblood, a Hammond resident who received a master’s
degree in music from Southeastern in 1980, is a published arranger and
composer. The Gospel Music Ensemble’s program will include some of his
In addition to the soloists, Gospel
Ensemble members are
Sopranos: Glen Marie Young, Covington;
Ashley Nicole Deas, Slidell; Brittany Bickham, LaPlace.
Altos: Leticia R. Walker, Baton Rouge;
Arianne Antoine, New Orleans.
Tenors: Reginald Watson, Ethel; Wendell
Jackson, Baton Rouge; Travis Bush, Bogalusa; Floyd Mayfield Jr., Geismar.
Baritones: Darren Bridgewater and Donta
Mills, Baton Rouge.
For additional information, contact
the Southeastern Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, 985-549-2184.