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Alumni Gospel Choir's 50th Anniversary

1971 and beyond

In preparation for the Golden Anniversary of the Swarthmore College Alumni Gospel Choir in 2021, we will kick off a yearlong celebration beginning with a concert on March 28, 2020 in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Black Cultural Center and the College’s academic year of Celebrating Black Excellence: Honoring our Past, Imagining our Futures

Help us celebrate the end of an era and celebrate the possibilities of the next fifty years. 

Other events will include

  • Trip to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands for a memorial concert 
  • CD recording of our greatest hits
  • Farewell concert in 2021, honoring our retiring Artistic Director, musician, instructor, and dedicated leader Vaneese Thomas '74, H'14

Join the celebration

Attend our concerts

The next performance will be on Saturday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in the Friends Meeting House.

Sing with us

Rehearsals for the March 2020 concert begin Saturday, Feb. 22. Pre-registration is requested.

Contribute to the Swarthmore College Alumni Gospel Choir fund

Your gift offsets the cost of our recording project and helps us reach our goal of sponsoring at least two current student choir members to join us in the Virgin Islands. All gifts are tax-deductible contributions to The Swarthmore Fund and support the College's Changing Lives, Changing the World campaign. Write 'The Swarthmore College Alumni Gospel Choir'  in the Other designation box on the gift form or on the memo line of your check.