An Evening with DaNell Daymon and the Greater Works Chorale
Sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Social Jusice, Campus Activities, Africana Black Studies, Department of Music, College of Arts Humanities and Black Student Union
Date: February 7th, 2014
Place: Jerilyn S. McIntye Music Building Concert Hall
Cost: Free with Ticket (seating is limited)
Tickets available at www.cwu.edu/tickets
Also available at the Wildcat Shop and the CWU Welcome Center
Contact: Mal Stewman, CWU Center for Diversity and Social Justice
A Night Of Singing, Dancing and Getting Down Gospel Style: DaNell Daymon and The Greater Works Chorale
(Ellensburg, Wash. – Jan. 14, 2014) Imagine a concert full of fun, pizazz and classic gospel soul. Men and women are singing, dancing and getting their groove on, while inviting the audience to do the same. DaNell Daymon and the Greater Works Chorale do just that, and while CWU has played host to a variety of talented musical groups over the years, this gospel choir is sure to electrify their audience in ways the community has never experienced before. Come out for their performance Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the CWU Music Building Concert Hall as a part of Central’s Black History Month Celebration. Admission is free, but tickets are required and available at www.cwu.edu/tickets.
According to their Facebook page, DaNell Daymon and the Greater Works Chorale aim to inspire each audience member and “challenge each individual to impact the world with their God given gifts and abilities.” Anyone who has seen them perform would agree that the choir achieves their goals through not only their exceptional musicianship but also their awe-inspiring stage presence.
While as a gospel choir the content of the songs they perform is based in religion, people from a variety of beliefs and backgrounds can enjoy the performance. Religious aspects aside, all attendees are sure to be uplifted by the sheer joy coursing through the choir’s performance.
The choir performed in Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound regional celebration and competition at Staples Center in 2012 and took home first place out of seven professional choirs. According to How Sweet the Sound’s website, “their showmanship was off the charts from the choir to the amazing soloist.” DaNell Daymon and the Greater Works Chorale have won numerous other singing competitions and recorded an album in June 2013.
Don’t miss the chance to witness this uplifting performance from one of the Northwest’s greatest gospel choirs.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Social Justice, Campus Activities, Africana and Black Studies and the Black Student Union (BSU). Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-2127 or by e-mailing CDS@cwu.edu.
Central Washington University is a master’s degree-granting institution with approximately 10,000 students and 1500 faculty and staff. More than 160 undergraduate and master’s degrees are offered. Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington State, nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Since 1975, CWU has served the needs of place-bound students at six university centers throughout the state. Central Washington University is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.