Event Recap: 105 Voices of History Concert

Last night, I attended the debut of the 105 Voices of History: Historically
Black Colleges & Universities National Concert Choir. The group’s inaugural
showcase was held at the historic, Grand Ole Opry House. Special guest
host, Pastor Shirley Caesar kicked off the show as only she could. The
choir, that is made up of various HBCU students, sang old spirituals,
contemporary gospel and pop songs. During a special presentation, Wynonna Judd accompanied the choir to “I Want to Know What Love Is” and “How Great Thou Art.” Ms. Judd brought down the house, but the true show stopper wasPastor Caesar singing “Total Praise.”

The purpose of the choir is to bring HBCU students together to have one
powerful voice. That voice is used to entertain the masses, but also for
collective change within the community. Students went through leadership training and workshops as part of their journey. The motto of 105 Voices is “Developing diverse leaders through the arts to perform on all stages.” The musical selection was diverse and the show was dynamic! I encourage you to support these talented young people!

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