Sunday, October 12, 2008

Benedict College's gospel choir picked up $3,500 and top honors recently at the 2008 National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation's black college gospel choir competition in Atlanta.

The competition is seen as the premier event for choirs at historically black colleges and universities.

"At the gospel choir competition, we came in with power, and we watched God move," said Courtney Coney, a Benedict sophomore who sings in the choir. "God did exceedingly, abundantly above all that we asked him to do, and for that we have the victory."

Darryl Izzard, the choir director, was proud of his group's achievement.

"To have a championship choir, it must be built with members who are champions," Izzard said. "This award from the National Hall of Fame clearly reflects the quality of students who participate in our program."

Source: The State Newspaper