Westminster Jubilee Singers to perform at TR branch

CONTACT: Chris Barnes, Public Relations, (732) 349-6200, ext. 5907 cbarnes@theoceancountylibrary.org

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What: Westminster Jubilee Singers from Rider University will perform

When: Saturday, Nov. 14 @ 2 p.m.

Where: Toms river branch, 101 Washington Street.

Westminster Jubilee Singers to perform at Toms River library branch

TOMS RIVER—The Westminster Jubilee Singers will fill the Ocean County Library’s Toms River branch (101 Washington St.) with its diverse repertoire of song during a free concert Saturday Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.

The choir will present a wide range of African-American music including spiritual, gospel and folk tunes. It will also sing secular works by songwriters Duke Ellington, Patti Labelle and Quincy Jones, and composers like George Gershwin and Robert Shaw.

Westminster Jubilee Singers is a multicultural, multiracial and interdenominational choral ensemble composed of students from Rider University’s Westminster Choir College.

The singers are led by J. Donald Dumpson, a member of the Sacred Music faculty at Westminster Choir College and minister of music at Bright Hope Baptist Church, Philadelphia.

“We will present a moving celebration of choral pieces and solo performances that will lead you to tears of joy,” he said.

The ensemble has performed extensively throughout the country, including featured performances at the Apollo Theater in New York City, Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops Orchestra, and the Music Educator Association’s National Convention in Kansas City.

To register for this free concert, telephone the Toms River branch at 732-928-4400 or go online to www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

This series is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of the OceanFirst Foundation Arts and Cultural Grant and with funding from Ocean County Library and the Ocean County Library Foundation.

Partnering organizations for this event include the Ocean County College Office of Multicultural Services, Georgian Court University and the NAACP, Toms River branch.

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