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Centenary College Choir to Sing in Pittsburgh, Pa., for General Conference of United Methodist Church

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary College Choir has been invited to sing for the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, which will meet in Pittsburgh, Pa., in April. The invitation marks the third time the Choir has sung for a General Conference and the first time under the direction of Dr. Will Andress.

The choir will fly to Pittsburgh on Thursday, April 29, in time to sing for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. They will join with other choirs invited from United Methodist seminaries and colleges for the evening event.

At noon on the following day, the Centenary College Choir will perform as the spotlight feature for the day. The Choir will sing powerful sacred pieces such as "A Festive Psalm" by Joseph Martin, "Praise His Holy Name" by Keith Hampton, Gawthrop's "Sing Me to Heaven," John Rutter's "When the Saints Go Marching In," and the lively spirtual "Witness," arranged by Jack Halloran.

Forty-five members of the Choir will make the trip. Joining them will be Centenary President Kenneth L. Schwab, Chaplain Betsy Eaves, and Dr. and Mrs. Andress. The group will leave immediately following the Friday noon program to return to Shreveport.

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