Friday, December 17, 2010

100-Voice Choir Returns to Washington College January 29 for Sixth Annual Gospel Concert

CHESTERTOWN–The 100-Voice Choir will return to the Gibson Center for the Arts on the Washington College campus on Saturday, January 29, 2011 to raise spirits and celebrate the life and example of the late Rev. Vincent Hynson, a 1987 alumnus of Washington College and a dedicated community leader in Kent County. The gospel concert will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in Decker Theatre.

Proceeds will benefit the Vincent Hynson Scholarship at Washington College. Hynson, who died of cancer in 2004, was a beloved Kent County teacher, coach, pastor, and community leader. The scholarship in his name is presented to an entering freshman who is a graduate of a secondary school in Kent County, who demonstrates financial need, and whose achievements and aspirations most closely emulate the values of community service exemplified by the life of Rev. Hynson.

As part of the fundraising event, artist Emmy Savage, who sings with the 100-Voice Choir, is raffling a large pastel titled “Autumn Redbud.” The painting, which measures about 35 by 32 inches in its framing, will be on display in the window of the Compleat Bookseller, corner of High and Cross streets, after Christmas. The raffle tickets are priced at $1 per ticket, or 10 for $5, and are available at Scottie’s Shoe Store, 307 High Street, Chestertown. You can also order them by calling the artist at 410-708-1859 or Susan LaFerla at 410-810-2666. The winner’s name will be drawn during a 100-Voice Choir rehearsal.

To be considered for the Vincent Hynson Scholarship, interested students should submit a scholarship essay and complete all admissions and financial aid application requirements no later than February 15, 2011. Essay instructions and admissions and financial aid information are available from the Washington College Office of Admissions by calling 410-778-7700.

Founded in 2005, the 100-Voice Choir is the vision of Sylvia Frazier, a gospel music producer and promoter who runs S&B Productions with her husband, Bill Frazier. Anyone who loves to sing gospel is welcome to audition for the choir. The annual fundraising concert in honor of Vincent Hynson is co-sponsored by Washington College and the Kent County Arts Council and is organized by S & B Productions. Tickets, at $7 a person, will be available at the door and in advance after January 10th at The Compleat Bookseller, Twigs and Teacups, and Scottie’s Shoe Store, all in downtown Chestertown.

For more information, contact S & B Productions at 410-778-6006, the Washington College Office of College Relations at 410-810-7408, or the Kent County Arts Council at 410-778-1149.

Photographs: The Choir in action during the 2009 performance at Washington College. Emmy Savage's pastel Autumn Redbud, which is being raffled to raise funds for the Vincent Hynson scholarship at the College.

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