Spirit of Unity returns to Howland Center
On Saturday, Aug. 23, the Howland Cultural Center welcomes back the gospel singing group Spirit of Unity to its Gospel Café at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door, with refreshments available.
Spirit of Unity is an interfaith performing arts group involving many religious denominations, cultures, and races, encouraging members as well as the community to build upon the ministry of music to attract people from all walks of life who love to sing gospel.
Organized in 2005 by Eugene Williams, director of musicians, Ray Watkins, program director, and gospel singing veteran Sharlene Stout, director of singers, the group includes Men of Spirit Quartet, Ladies of the Spirit, Spirit of Unity Mixed Ensemble, and the Spirit of Unity Band: bass guitar, lead guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion, trumpet, and sax.
Spirit of Unity specializes in traditional and contemporary gospel styles. Performers have a diverse background, which includes recording with world-renowned gospel, folk, and R&B artists.
The Howland Cultural Center’s Gospel Café is presented in a coffeehouse setting: small, candle-lit tables, an ambiance of a warm and intimate room, desserts with coffee and … music which brings cultures together for a richer understanding of and an appreciation for each other’s culture. It is held the fourth Saturday of each month with the exception of November and December. For information, call Lyna Pritchett at 845-453-0884 or 831-4988.