By Tim Bishop
CHARLESTON—Charleston area Catholics will have the opportunity to see a nationally known choir during two concerts in September. The St. Paul and St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Gospel Choir from Washington, D.C., will hold two concerts Sept. 6 in the area.
The first concert will be held at West Virginia State University’s Ferrell Hall Auditorium. The event begins with Mass at noon to celebrate the first anniversary of the University’s Catholic Campus Ministry program. The Mass and concert are open to all students and community members. Free parking for the event is available.
Later that evening, the choir will perform a concert at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Charleston at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. There will be a collection taken during both events to help the choir defray the cost of travel.
The St. Paul and St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Gospel Choir has performed concerts across the country and in Europe and is known for its unique blend of African-American gospel music and songs from the Mass.