News Release: Gospel Choir Concert at McDaniel College May 6

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April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

Contact: Cheryl Knauer



The performance, titled "I Need You to Survive, is Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.  

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College students perform in the Gospel Choir Concert on on Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. It is free and open to the public. 

Under the direction of music lecturer Shelley Ensor, the concert is titled “I Need You to Survive.” The program features traditional and contemporary gospel music, as well as spirituals.

The Gospel Choir performs “songs concentrated on love, inclusion, and respect for others,” according to Ensor. “‘I Need You to Survive’ tells how we cannot live this life without one another.” 

For more information, call 410-857-2599 or visit

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Editor’s Note:  High-resolution photos of a previous Gospel Choir concert are available for download

McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary. 

McDaniel students performing include:
  • Steven Alford, freshman from Baltimore (21206)
  • Ellie Anderson, sophomore from South Grafton, Mass.
  • Sierra Brewer, junior from White Plains, Md. 
  • Mable Buchanan, junior from Westminster, Md. 
  • Kayla Catlin, freshman from Eldersburg, Md.
  • Colleen Clark, freshman from Highland, Md. 
  • Savannah Dawson, junior from Westminster, Md. 
  • Christina DeJoseph, junior from Palmyra, N.J.
  • Olivia Elbers, sophomore from Phoenix, Md. 
  • Jedidiah Fowler, sophomore from Annapolis, Md. 
  • Melissa Golowski, senior from Littlestown, Pa. 
  • Chelsea Green, senior from Westminster, Md. 
  • Sylvan Greyson, sophomore from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Autumn Harrison, senior from Baltimore (21214)
  • Deja Hudgins, sophomore from Lawrenceville, Ga.
  • Ceanna Hudicka, junior from Hampstead, Md. 
  • Veronica Johns, freshman from Parkville, Md.
  • Mischka Johnson, freshman from Westminster, Md. 
  • Tyavia Jones, freshman from Frederick, Md. 
  • Alexis Knowles, sophomore from San Salvador    
  • Zoe Lewis, senior from Perry Hall, Md. 
  • Norman Lezama, senior from Rockville, Md. 
  • Becca MacDonald, freshman from Catonsville, Md. 
  • Emily McQuarrie, freshman from Mount Airy, Md. 
  • Matthew Meagher, junior from Frederick, Md. 
  • Irma Murhutta, freshman from Burtonsville, Md. 
  • Samnetta Nah, sophomore from Baltimore (21223)
  • Ornella Ngameni, junior from Riverdale, Md. 
  • Monica Patel, junior from Ellicott City, Md. 
  • Jada Pickens, senior from Windsor Mill, Md. 
  • Dajuan Price, senior from Clinton, Md. 
  • Meg Rosario, senior from New Windsor, Md. 
  • Matthew Scott, sophomore from Berlin, Md. 
  • Rachel Sentz, senior from Felton, Pa. 
  • Ivory Smith, senior from Baltimore (21231)
  • Mikaela Turek, junior from Reisterstown, Md. 
  • Akira Westbrooks, junior from Parkville, Md. 
  • Eli Williams, sophomore from Mountain Top, Pa. 
  • T'ana Williams, sophomore from Baltimore (21213)
  • Rachel Wojnar, junior from Cumberland, Md.