The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

February 6, 2013

WVU Tech to host male chorus in honor of Black History Month

By Adrienne King
For The Fayette Tribune

MONTGOMERY — West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) will host  the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus from Charleston, on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. in honor of Black History Month. The concert, which will be held in the Tech Center Ballroom, is free and open to the entire Tech campus and greater Montgomery community.

The Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Chorus is one of the state’s foremost gospel chorus groups. Directed by Marshall Murray, the MLK chorus consists of 36 singers from 24 denominationally diverse congregations from Hurricane to Oak Hill. They perform both contemporary and traditional African-American gospel music.

The group has performed across West Virginia, as well as New York, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, and Washington, D.C.

“The MLK Chorus just recently sang at the West Virginia Governor’s inauguration. We’re looking forward to bringing such a positive group to our campus community,” said Angelia Russell, WVU Tech associate professor of management.

The group has performed at numerous elementary and high schools, prisons, senior citizen centers, hospitals, reunions and corporate gatherings. They have used their musical gifts for philanthropic to support groups such as Keep Your Faith Corp., Tumani Children’s Home in Kenya, the Nazarene Compassionate Fund, Samaritan Inn and Manna Meal.