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African American Choral Ensemble to perform in concert Wednesday

<p>Conductor and lead of the African American Choral Ensemble Raymond Wise is pictured. The ensemble will perform in concert at 12 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Wendell W. Wright Education Building. </p><p></p><p></p>

Conductor and lead of the African American Choral Ensemble Raymond Wise is pictured. The ensemble will perform in concert at 12 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Wendell W. Wright Education Building.

In celebration of Black History Month, the IU School of Education will hold a performance from the African American Choral Ensemble on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. 

The critically acclaimed African American Choral Ensemble helps to preserve the legacy and influence of African American choral music through their interpretations of this unique art form, according to the African American Arts Institute

Founded in 1975, the ensemble features a broad range of spiritual and contemporary gospel music along with formally composed works by Black composers. IU professor of practice Dr. Raymond Wise instructs the ensemble. 

The African American Choral Ensemble is offered as a credit-bearing course through IU’s Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies.

Related: [Black Voices: The history of Black History Month

The performance is presented with support from the AAAI. 

Free and open to the public, the performance will take place in the Wendell W. Wright Education Building in the atrium. Masks must be worn when in the building. 

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