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NMSU Gospel Choir to hold Christmas concert at 100-year-old Phillips Chapel

The New Mexico State University Gospel Choir will perform on Friday, Dec. 14, from 7 - 9 p.m. at Phillips Chapel at 638 N. Tornillo Street.

Group photo of members of NMSU's Gospel Choir
NMSU's Gospel Choir will perform at Phillips Chapel, Las Cruces' oldest African American church with a variety of traditional Christmas music and contemporary gospel music. (Submitted Photo)

The concert is part of an effort to help complete the restoration of the chapel built in 1911. It is the oldest African American church in Las Cruces and is listed on the State and National Registers of historic places. The concert is free and open to the public however, donations to help the chapel will be accepted.

"Last year we rocked the house," said Bobbie Green, NMSU Gospel Choir conductor. "This year, the audience should expect to move and be moved by the performance."
The Gospel Choir's program will include traditional Christmas music as well as contemporary gospel renditions from popular composers such as Donald Lawrence, Richard Smallwood and Kirk Franklin.

NMSU established the Gospel Choir back in 1975. Since then hundreds of students from diverse backgrounds have thrilled audiences with their powerful delivery of gospel music.

For more information about the concert, contact Bobbie Green at 575-635-7538.