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CANCELLED: Saturday, March 28 at 4 p.m.

In the interest of the well-being of the entire Swarthmore community, President Valerie Smith announced on March 11 a number of measures to reduce the number of people on campus while minimizing the impact on the execution of our academic mission. You can read more about those measures and find answers to frequently asked questions on this website.

As part of these efforts, and in the interest of social distancing, in-person College events are limited to no more than 25 participants in the same physical space, effective March 15 through at least Sunday, April 5. This includes College-sponsored events that are hosted off-campus. It is possible that additional events beyond this timeframe may change or be canceled. 

Given these restrictions, the Gospel Choir rehearsal on March 27 and concert on March 28 have been cancelled.

We are profoundly saddened to have to share this news; the College did not easily arrive at these decisions, and we recognize the disruption they will bring. But foundational to our shared sense of community is the way in which we care for one another. Considering the extraordinary circumstances before us, and in the interest of the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, we feel a deep responsibility to do what we can to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 — both across campus and beyond. 

Thanks for your understanding and willingness to be of assistance! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns.

Rehearsal Information

Members of the choir taking a break during rehearsal

Saturday, February 22nd, 12–4 p.m.
Friends Meeting House
Swarthmore College

Friday, March 27, 5–9 p.m.
Friends Meeting House
Swarthmore College

Register for rehearsals by Feb. 15

Past Performances

February 25, 2018

Black Art Festival at Cathedral Village 
600 East Cathedral Village Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128

February 2–12, 2018

South Africa Performance Tour in collaboration with First United Methodist Church of Germantown.  Choir members, family and friends traveled to Johannesburg, Soweto, Bedfordview, Pilanesberg National Park, Langa Township, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point, and Cape Town. View the travel blog.

FEB. 4

Central Methodist Church
Johannesburg, South Africa

FEB. 5

Holy Rosary School
Johannesburg, South Africa

Bedforview Methodist Church
Johannesburg, South Africa

FEB. 11

Green Market Square Methodist Church
Cape Town, South Africa

May 31–June 8, 2014

Brockman Institute Europe Performing Arts Tour. We visited Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic. View the travel blog.


Vienna, Austria


Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic

March 23, 2014

First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach
320 Beach 94th Street, Rockaway Beach NY
Rockaway Beach, NY
Pastor: The Rev. Joseph Medlin

SCAGC participated in an outreach concert for church and community affected by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The concert was held at the First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach. 

June 23, 2013 4 p.m.

Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown
610 Summitt Avenue
Jenkintown, PA

Arts and Heritage Ministry proudly presents The Swarthmore College Alumni Gospel Choir in Concert.

May 17–18, 2012

MAY 17

Shanghai Normal University

MAY 18

Xi'an University of Arts and Science

December 3, 2000

First Pentacostal Holy Church
324 Pusey Street
Chester, Pennsylvania 19013

December 2, 2000

The Friends Meeting House
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore Pennsylvania

The world premier of the Swarthmore College Alumni Gospel Choir's Christmas CD "Star Gazer. "