Minneapolis Gospel Sound

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Sept. 14, 1996

Minneapolis Gospel Sound Here Sept. 26

The Minneapolis Gospel Sound, which has been called one of the best gospel choirs in America, will perform a concert at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Thursday, Sept. 26.

"You've never heard or seen gospel the way these folks do it," said coordinators of the Winnipeg Jazz Festival. "The Minneapolis Gospel Sound explores contemporary rhythm and blues, original compositions and an infectious level of passion and fervor."

The Minneapolis Gospel sound will perform in the Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building on Sept. 26 at 8 pm. Tickets are available at the door. The cost is $5 for non-students and free with student ID for all University students. The doors will open at 7:30.

The Twin Cities-based Minneapolis Gospel Sound was founded in 1987 and has since earned wide recognition as one of the top gospel choirs in America. The group's two independently produced albums, "Time is Running Out" and "Put A Handle On It," have been widely successful; the latter is now available through BMG National Distribution and is sold throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. The group's nine musicians and vocalists inspire and delight audiences not only by producing outstanding musical entertainment, but also by conveying a distinct message celebrating Christian themes and praising equality and acceptance among the races.

The Minneapolis Gospel Sound has performed locally at the Orpheum, Guthrie, Ordway, and World theaters, and are famous for their now legendary Sunday gospel brunches performed weekly at the Fine Line Music Cafe in downtown Minneapolis. The group has toured over 200 colleges nationally, averaging more than 50 colleges per year. They have performed with Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, entertained during half time of the 1992 Super Bowl, and further gained international recognition at the highly acclaimed Winnipeg Jazz Festival. In addition, the group's voices can be heard in a nationally broadcasted commercial for Pizza Hut.

The powerful, soul stirring music of the Minneapolis Gospel Sound will appeal to everyone and is guaranteed to bring audiences to their feet. Lively, up-beat tunes include "Oh Happy Day" and "People Get Ready," as well as familiar crowd favorites such as "Lean On Me" and "Amazing Grace."

For more information contact Kaye Schendel at 715/425-4911 ext. 134.

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