The monthly Gospel Café at the Howland Cultural Center will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, with a special appearance of the quartet Just Voices. Todd Virgil, first tenor, Donald Allen, second tenor, Earl McKinney, baritone, and Chris Tramel, bass, will perform gospel music in their own special way.
It was in 2000 that the quartet began its music ministry at the Beacon Light Tabernacle S.D.A. Church of New York’s upstate Hudson Valley region. They released their first CD, Mary Don’t You Weep, in November 2011, and will perform some of the music from that CD at the Gospel Café.
Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10. Refreshments will be available.
The popular Gospel Café, which takes place in a coffeehouse setting, was begun six years ago to bring jazz and reggae gospel music rooted in African-American Christian experience to a wider audience. It has been The Howland Cultural Center’s fondest expectation of bringing people together and building multicultural understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.
The Howland Cultural Center is located at 477 Main St., in Beacon. Call Lyna Pritchett at 845-453-0884 or the Howland at 845-831-4988.