SU Gospel Choir performs at D'ville church

Halen Doughty

The Southern University Gospel Choir raised the roof at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Donaldsonville Sunday night. The choir performed at the service, where members and visitors enjoyed the energetic worship celebration.

Rev. Charles Brown thanked Wanda August for her work in bringing the choir to Donaldsonville. He said the choir is traveling to Houston this month for another performance and announced that the offering taken up that evening would go to the choir to support their trip. He added that the church contributed to the fund as well, asking the members to show their generosity by helping as well. The church also touted its hospitality by feeding the choir after the service.

Assistant Director Roland Stewart directed the performance Sunday night. Stewart thanked the church for extending their arms to the choir, adding they always feel at home when they visit Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Rev. Brown's daughter Chelsea Brown, who sings in the Emmanuel Baptist Church Choir, is also a member of the SU Gospel Choir. She even performed a solo during one of the songs in the choir's second set.

Local attorney and SU law professor Tavares Walker was on hand for the service. He thanked the church and members for having the choir and celebrated the renowned performers among the group.

SU employees and parents were also present for the performance.

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