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B-CU’s Fellowship Choir and Wildcat Worship Team Perform with Gospel Legends During the 2018 Gospel Music Heritage International Worship & Artists Summit


The Wildcat Worship team and B-CU’s Fellowship Choir attended Gospel Music Heritage's International Worship & Artists Summit in Nashville, Tennessee, February 22 – 24, 2018. The International Worship and Artists Summit is acknowledged by many as the premiere gathering for both education and inspiration. It is attended by pastors, worship and arts teams, gospel recording artists, recording industry professionals and gospel music fans. 

Under the direction of James Hines, Coordinator of the Fellowship Choir and Wildcat Worship Team, the groups sung background for award-winning artists Casey J, Tiff Joy and Shana Wilson-Williams. They also accompanied some of gospel's greats including Bobby Jones, Cece Winans, Kathy Taylor, JJ Hairston, Isaac Carree, Maranda Curtis-Willis, Shawn Bigsby, Earl Bynum and Tasha Cobbs-Leonard.

The B-CU choirs were hosted by 2002 graduate, Davon Bagley, president and CEO of VonLee Entertainment and recognized by Dr. Theresa Hairston, founder of the Gospel Music Heritage Foundation and its current president, Vashawn Mitchell.

To close out the music-filled summit, the groups were accompanied B-CU’s very own, Autre Howard-Morgan, executive assistant, Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, as she performed a tribute to the Queen of Gospel Music, the late Dr. Albertina Walker. 

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