Selected students from local high schools invited to attend, Wheaton College Gospel Choir

The University of St. Martin (USM) will be hosting the Wheaton College Gospel Choir from Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 for a performance at its campus.

This event, which coincides with "First Tuesday," a Student Government Association sponsored event at USM, is also open to selected high school students on the island.

The Wheaton College Gospel Choir, which will be on the island upon the invitation of Pastor Emmanuel Carbon and the Christian Fellowship Church, will be performing from 6:30pm – 9pm.

"We are honored to host this outstanding choir at USM," USM Acting President Dr. Ron Pribble said.

"I am sure their performance will be a highlight and the students attending this event will enjoy it."


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The Wheaton College Gospel choir consists of 44 students from the United States and other countries. This is the first time such a large choir is visiting and performing at USM. The choir is expected to perform eight songs

"It will be a new and exciting experience in hopes we will be back again," event coordinator Diane Fisher-Victor said.

USM Student Counselor Leona Richardson noted that USM welcomes the Wheaton College Gospel Choir and hopes to have them back on subsequent visits to St. Maarten. She said that the students and attendants will be in for a treat.

This is an event of singing and sharing, Diane Fisher-Victor said. She added that the choir will be on St. Maarten from March 7 to March 14th where the members will be engaged in some community services as well participating in a conference at the Christian Fellowship Church.