The Union College Singers will perform for the annual Year-End Meetings of the North American Division—the organization tasked with guiding the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America.
Held each fall at the General Conference headquarters in Silver Spring, Md., the Year-end Meetings provide an opportunity for church leaders to gather to make critical ministry and business decisions for the coming year.
The 33 Union College Singers, directed by Ricky Little and accompanied by fellow Union music professor Kurt Miyashiro, and Pastor Deneil Clarke, worship pastor at the College View Church, will perform for the morning and evening worship services on October 29.
Ysabella Paredes, a senior psychology major, is excited to not only share the choir’s talents, but to meet new people. “I’m also hoping that the concert goes well and that we can really share God’s love with those who will be listening.”
“We have been rebuilding the music program for several years,” said Marissa Carlson, a junior music performance major. “To be seen as a school that produces top quality music is incredibly rewarding.”
The Union College Singers were invited by Elder Alexander Bryant, the executive secretary of the North American Division. Bryant first heard the group perform at the Mid-American Union and Union College Constituency Meeting this past September and invited them to the Year End Meetings—at the North American Division’s expense.
“The Union College Singers have been working hard to prepare for this event,” Dr. Little said. “And we solicit your prayers as we head leave for Washington, D.C.”
By Elizabeth Bearden, student writer