posted on December 12, 2013 16:04
University of Mobile vocal ensemble Voices of Mobile performed a Christmas concert at the Pentagon on Dec. 12, making its second appearance this year at the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters.
The ensemble, one of 24 at the Christian university in south Alabama, sang before an audience of about 250 in the Pentagon auditorium. They first performed at the Pentagon chapel during their summer 2013 tour. The group was invited back to perform at the larger venue during their Christmas tour.
“It was an amazing experience,” said Dr. Roger Breland, producer for the college student ensemble and executive director of the university’s Center for Performing Arts. Breland also serves as vice president for special projects at UMobile and producer for the school’s 11th annual Christmas Spectacular. More than 9,000 people attended a total of four productions of Christmas Spectacular in November, which showcases the talents of more than 300 student vocalists, instrumentalists, technical directors and more.
Voices of Mobile has just released a CD on the university’s new record label, 8Eighty Records. The CD, titled “Take Me to the King,” is available for download at www.8eightyrecords.com.
The performance at the Pentagon came just one day after Voices of Mobile sang at the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Voices of Mobile’s 2013 Christmas Tour schedule includes:
South Coast Church - Mobile, AL Dec. 1
Calvary Baptist Church - Waynesboro, MS Dec. 1
Spotswood Baptist Church - Fredericksburg, VA Dec. 8
Fredericksburg Christian School - Fredericksburg, VA Dec. 9
International Mission Board Richmond, VA Dec. 11
The Pentagon Washington D.C. – Dec. 12
Christ United Methodist Church Memphis, TN Dec. 15
Collierville First Baptist Church Collierville, TN Dec. 15
Madison Ridgeland Academy Madison, MS Dec. 16
Christmas on Ice Madison, MS Dec. 16
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Columbus, MS Dec. 17
Central Baptist Church Decatur, AL Dec. 18
Dallas Bay Baptist Church Hixson, TN Dec. 19
Lakeside Church Greensboro, GA Dec. 20
First United Methodist Church Gulf Breeze, FL Dec. 22
First Baptist Church Cantonment Cantonment, FL Dec. 22
For more information about the University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts or opportunities to audition for performing arts scholarships, visit www.umobile.edu or call 251.442.2222 or 800.WIN.RAMS.
The Voices of Mobile perform during the Pentagon Christmas Concert, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Darrell Hudson)