Gospel Meets Symphony 20th anniversary celebration

Gospel Meets Symphony has unleashed its indescribable power in Akron for 20 glorious years. Come celebrate the inspiring talent that brings Akron together, and makes us one community, year after year.

Join us on Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 pm at The University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall for the Gospel Meets Symphony 20th anniversary celebration. Tickets on sale now through the Akron Symphony Ticket Office at 330-535-8131 or online. Tickets range from $22-$52 each. Patron tickets are available for an additional $35.


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Here’s a video story about the 20th anniversary created for citizen journalism, site Akronist.com. Thank you to the Akron Digital Media Center and Fred Barrett.

Gospel Meets Symphony promotion from New Realm Media on Vimeo.

Here’s a promotional clip from Gospel Meets Symphony in 2010.

If you’re interested in auditioning for the Gospel Meets Symphony choir, joining the planning committee or making a charitable contribution toward the Gospel Meets Symphony concert, contact Brenda Justice at 330-535-8131 or send an email.

The Gospel Meets Symphony committee originated from the Community Outreach and Minority Engagement Committee (COMEC) in 1991 under the leadership of Ann Lane Gates, the first Gospel Meets Symphony Chair. The purpose was to “study the need and develop strategies to improve and increase the interest and services of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Akron Symphony Chorus, and the Akron Youth Symphony, within the minority community of greater Akron.” This committee is part of the Greater Akron Musical Association’s overall outreach efforts to make symphonic and choral music accessible to all.