Gospel Choir (MUS 4230)
Conductor: Laurence Hebert
Rehearsals: 4:00 – 5:30 pm Mon & Wed in SOM 115
This unique music ensemble, directed by Laurence Hebert, is comprised of men and women from all academic disciplines within the university. The group performs a variety of gospel music, from today’s Christian contemporary to traditional southern gospel. The focus is on the music’s unique features, interpretation and performance practices, all culminating in preparation for public concerts.
The LSU Gospel choir was formed in 1978, admitting students without auditioning.
Aside from the regular concert series, this group is in constant demand statewide for public, private and corporate events. This choir is part of a component that expands the school’s musical offering and increases the opportunities for diversity of music exposure and expression across the university community.
In 1996 the LSU Gospel Choirs toured France, playing to sell out audiences in more than 5 cities, including Paris.
The LSU Gospel Choir was recently honored as a historical treasure here at LSU and was featured in a documentary honoring the late A.P. Tureaud, Sr.