The Frankfort Arts Foundation will present a patriotic music concert, “An American Tribute To Veterans and Wounded Heroes,” by the Unity of Faith Praise Team and the KSU Gospel Ensemble 3 p.m. Nov. 10 in Bradford Hall on the Kentucky State University campus.
WHAT: Tribute to veterans
WHEN: 3 p.m. Nov. 10
WHERE: Bradford Hall at KSU
This is a free concert for the community. Citizens, veterans and students are encouraged to attend, share stories and enjoy fellowship with others.
“The music will be powerful, patriotic and passionate. We hope everyone comes out and enjoys the concert,” said Leon Richard, president of the Frankfort Arts Foundation.
J. Kevin Welch, with “America The Beautiful” in background, will narrate “An American Tribute to Veterans & Wounded Heroes,” a piece he wrote for the occasion.
The FAF is partnering with VFW Post 4075, VFW Post 9235 and American Legion Post 7.
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“The Unity of the Faith (UFC) Praise Team is honored to perform for the community and for all those who have served and are currently serving this great nation,” said Elizabeth Ann Patton, leader of the team.
Members of the musical group are Janessa Paul, vocalist; Milea Butler, pianist and vocalist; Steve White, bass player, John Curtis, drummer; Joshua Cummins, rhythm guitarist; Nick Sharp, lead guitarist; and Patton, who sings in addition to leading the group.
KSU students organized the KSU Gospel Ensemble during the mid-1960s. This 43-member is now an official academic course under the Division of Fine Arts. Student membership in the KSU Gospel Ensemble is open to all students of the university and is representative of the diverse student body. Through development of skills in the areas of singing, conducting, accompanying, and arranging, many members receive a foundation in preparation for professional careers in gospel music.
In 1998, the choir was selected as Grand Prize Winners of the Creme of Nature HerbaRich Gospel Choir Competition sponsored by Revlon Inc. As grand prize winners, the choir traveled to New York City for a commercial recording session with national gospel recording artist, Kurt Carr.
The choir functions under a faculty advisor and
FAF president Richard, a professor of music at KSU, is the faculty advisor. Sheniqua Roberts serves as director of the choir.