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Saturday, Feb. 28: Total Experience Concert Choir

Schneebeck Concert Hall

Total Experience Gospel Choir / photo courtesy of Pamela Eaton-Ford

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Seattle's acclaimed Total Experience Gospel Choir, led by the Rev. Pat Wright, has performed all over the world, has made numerous recordings, has included Sanjaya (American Idol) and Ray Dalton (Macklemore/Lewis), and has been the featured group in the annual Seattle production of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity. The Total Experience Gospel Choice, er, experience is like no other. They join their powerful voices to create a blend of lyrics, movement, and narrative that variously relate history, point the finger at injustice, encourage activism and sing the praises of love. The University of Puget Sound will host the choir Saturday, capping the university's Black History Month celebration. The concert will include commentary by the 75-year-old Wright, an ordained pastor whose southern roots and personal musical journey provide a spoken word accompaniment to the choir's ebullient music.

TOTAL EXPERIENCE GOSPEL CHOIR, 8 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. warner, Tacoma, free admission, 253.879.3366

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