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BELOIT, Wis.Music and praise will spill out of Beloit Colleges Eaton Chapel when the DVine gospel trio brings its heartfelt, soulful music to Beloit College for a concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15. Tickets for the event are $12 ($8 for senior citizens and $4 for students) and may be ordered through the Beloit College box office at (608) 363-2755.
A favorite with audiences in the southeastern United States, the Atlanta-based trio consists of two sistersPamela McGuire Deas and Paula McGuire Saundersalong with their friend, Sheryl Pollard. The women blend voices in three-part harmonies in both a cappella arrangements and with musical accompaniment. Together, they bring a fresh sound to such standards as Amazing Grace, Let There be Peace on Earth, If Youre Happy and You Know It and the national anthem.
The DVine gospel trio has performed before sell-out crowds and in such high-profile events as the 1996 Olympic Games and the inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1997. Its three CDs, Simply DVine, Perfect Timing and Two Sisters & A Friend, have won the group rave reviews and new fans. The concert will feature traditional spirituals and contemporary motivational and childrens songs.
The performance is the cornerstone of GospelFesta Beloit College series that focuses on the beauty, cultural importance and enduring popularity of gospel music.
The schedule will also feature a Valentines Day celebration of gospel music titled Gospel from the Heart. Deas, Saunders and Pollard will be joined by radio personality and gospel historian Bob Marovichhost of Gospel Memories on radio WLUW 88.7 FM in Chicagoto discuss the rich history and evolution of gospel music. Plans are for the vocalists to offer a cappella renditions of favorite gospel songs, followed by commentary from Marovich detailing their origins and significance. Gospel from the Heart will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Java Joint, in Pearsons Hall. Refreshments will be served.
DVines Beloit appearance opens the spring season of the 2006-07 International Performing Arts & Lecture Series at the college. More information about the group is available online at http://www.dvinemusic.com/ . To learn more about the International Performing Arts & Lecture Series at Beloit College, log on at http://www.beloit.edu/~ipals/, or contact Mary Frey, director of special events at the college, at (608) 363-2242.
From the Feb. 14-20, 2007, issue