Friendship Council Unity Choir performs in Asheville Feb. 13

Published 12:11 pm Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Thermal Belt Friendship Council Unity Choir, which recently performed during the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration held at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, will participate in “An Afternoon of Gospel Praise!”

The program, sponsored by the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Minority Student Leadership Academy and the A-B Tech Diversity Committee, will be held Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. in A-B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium in Asheville, N.C.

“An Afternoon of Gospel Praise” is part of A-B Tech’s Minority Student Leadership Academy Black History Month Celebration. Asheville’s own Robbie J. Williams and Darryl Rhymes will be the guest soloists.

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The program will also highlight several local choirs and groups that perform throughout western North Carolina. The confirmed list of groups include: Garrison Chapel Baptist Church of Tryon, Hill Street Baptist Church of Asheville, St. Luke CME Church of Tryon, Thermal Belt Friendship Council Unity Choir of Tryon, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Asheville, Nazareth First Baptist Church of Asheville, New Mount Olive Baptist Church of Asheville and New Salem Missionary Baptist Church and Black Mountain.

The event is free to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Joseph Fox, A-B Tech Minority Student Leadership Academy co-advisor, at 828-254-1921, ext. 7664.