Annual Community-wide Hymn and Spirituals Sing-along is Feb. 5 at KCC

Kellogg Community College’s popular Community-wide Hymn and Spirituals Sing-along returns in February as part of the College’s continuing celebration of Black History Month.

The event, presented by KCC’s Sacred Music Certificate Program, will begin promptly at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, in the auditorium of the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center, located on campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek. Admission is free and open to the public, but a freewill offering will be collected to support future music initiatives at the College.

The sing-along event will be conducted by KCC Music Area Coordinator and Vocal Arts Director Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard, who will lead the audience in singing traditional Christian hymns and African American spirituals favored across a variety of denominations. KCC faculty pianists Nancy Brown and Kathy Cary will accompany on the piano in addition to performing special music.

Hymnals with lyrics and music will be provided as community members are given the chance to sing a wide variety of selections, ranging from classic traditional to contemporary Christian worship songs.

In addition to pre-selected hymns and spirituals, audience members will have opportunity to call out their favorites from the audience.

For more information about the Community-wide Hymn and Spirituals Sing-along, contact KCC’s Arts and Communication Department at 269-965-4126.

About the Sacred Music Certificate Program

KCC’s unique Sacred Music Certificate Program is a 32-credit program designed to give students the skills and knowledge needed to obtain a position as a church choir director, music worship leader or youth music leader.

Learn more at or contact Music Area Coordinator and Vocal Arts Director Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard at 269-565-7859 or

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