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Gospel choir concert Sept. 24 benefits African American History Museum

Bessie Jackson at Worship in the Park

Bessie Jackson of St. Frederick’s Baptist Church of Marble Falls speaks at Worship in the Park, a five-church community service held May 15 in Johnson Park. Jackson organized a new multicultural community choir, which debuts at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, during an event at the Marble Falls park. Photo courtesy of Trinity Episcopal Church

A newly formed gospel choir debuts at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J. in Marble Falls, to raise money for the African American History Museum planned for St. Frederick’s Baptist Church, also in Marble Falls. The Multicultural Community Choir includes members from Little Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hutto and the Church of Renewal of Marble Falls. 

Admission is $10. Pizza, barbecue sandwiches, and bottled water will be for sale. 

Bring your lawn chairs, said organizer Bessie Jackson of St. Frederick’s. 

“We are going to lift up the Lord as much as we know how, raise money for the museum, and have a fun fellowship all at the same time,” she said. 

Dominoes is donating the pizza, so all money raised through the sale of slices will go to the museum fund. 

The choir, which is made up of voices from across the Highland Lakes as well as the church choirs mentioned above, has been rehearsing for most of the spring and summer. 

Local musicians include Caleb Rojas on lead guitar along with Elizabeth Marquart, Elizabeth Kennedy, Robert Isaac, Martin Juarez, and David Kennedy, among others.

“Come out and enjoy and have a real gospel experience,” Jackson said. 

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story had the incorrect date of Sunday, Sept. 25, for the gospel concert. It is actually Saturday, Sept. 24. apologizes for the error.