As we head into the winter, let’s pick up our spirits with the next musical program offered by the Friends of the Case Memorial Library. On Saturday, February 23rd, at 2 p.m., the Salt and Pepper Gospel Singers will introduce us to this unique music genre containing elements of spirituals, jazz and blues.
“In 1983, Mae Gibson-Brown, mother of the group’s original director Chuck Brown, had no idea where her family’s singing one night at a school potluck dinner would lead. A member of the audience was so moved by the singing that she asked Mae if it would be possible for a white person to learn to sing Black gospel music. Though skeptical at first, Mae and the Browns consented. Others came, heard, and were immediately drawn to the group. The message of joy and unity coming from these voices of different colors and backgrounds was infectious. The Salt & Pepper Gospel Singers were born.”
The mission of the Salt & Pepper Gospel Singers “is to spread the good news of Jesus Christ; to promote the development of inter-racial harmony through the arts as expressed in Black gospel music; and to visually express the unity of black and white people participating together in an African-American cultural tradition.
Let’s welcome the Salt and Pepper Gospel Singers to Orange and enjoy the captivating melodies and uplifting lyrics of this unique genre. Register early in person, by phone, 203-891-2170, or online at www.casememoriallibrary.org.