Lake County Press

African American Choral Ensemble to perform at IU Northwest on Feb. 17

Ensemble to deliver a broad repertoire of spiritual, folk form, traditional and contemporary gospel music

A wide repertoire of music can be enjoyed at the IU Northwest campus by the African American Choral Ensemble (ACE) on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. The concert will take place in the Library Conference Center (Room 105ABC).

The Choral Ensemble, based in IU Bloomington, will deliver a broad repertoire of spiritual, folk form, traditional and contemporary gospel music, and formally composed works, by and about the African American experience.

Keith McCutchen directs the voices that make up the sounds of joy, sorrow, reflection and celebration that express the rich and varied traditions of African American choral music and the complexities of the Black American experience.

Since its founding in 1975, the Ensemble has been devoted to presenting and promoting the rich and varied traditions of choral music.

The African American Choral Ensemble is one of three ensembles of the IU African American Arts Institute (AAAI), which is one of the premier university performing arts programs in the nation. The AAAI seeks to promote and preserve African American culture through performance, education, creative activity, research and outreach.

This event is sponsored by the IU Northwest Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Diversity Programming.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free event. Seating for this event is limited; please arrive early.

The Library Conference Center is located on the southeast corner of campus at 35th Avenue and Broadway in Gary. Free guest parking is located in the lot north of 33rd Avenue between Broadway and Jefferson St.