AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University Fall Choral Concert will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the Auburn United Methodist Church and will feature the Alabama premier of “The Cry of Jeremiah,” a four-movement work for chorus, organ, orchestra and narrator composed by professor of music Rosephanye Powell.
Powell is professor of voice and coordinator of voice studies in the Department of Music in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University. “The Cry of Jeremiah” first premiered in July at the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Nashville.
AUBURN – Access and Community Initiatives, a unit of Auburn University’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and the Auburn University Gospel Choir will host “Voices Against Hunger” featuring the Afro-American Gospel Choir from the University of Alabama on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The City Church, 950 Shelton Mill Road in Auburn. Admission to this public event is $5 or five canned goods.
The “Voices Against Hunger” event is designed to raise awareness about hunger in the state of Alabama. Recent statistics indicate that 754,258 Alabamians, including 266,510 children, live in poverty. Additionally, 1,475,320 Alabamians live below the federal poverty level and 226,000 Alabama households are food insecure. Of those Alabamians living below the poverty level, approximately 546,684 persons per month receive food stamps with the average monthly food stamp benefit per person totaling $90.50.