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Mitchell’s Inspirational Choir performs at Reunion Concert

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 10, there was hardly an empty seat in Shearer Hall as Mitchell’s Inspirational Choir hosted a reunion concert on Mitchell’s Statesville Campus.  

Having been seven years since the choir last performed, the concert was not typical of Mitchell’s usual music concerts. This concert was significant because it reunited the Inspirational Choir, a formation of community members who use their vocal talent to inspire and connect with the community. Sunday’s performance was led by Choir Director, Freddie Morrison, with choir members performing various vocal selections accompanied by instrumental performances. 

The Reunion Concert served as a fundraising event for the Frederick A. Morrison scholarship. Awarded to a Mitchell student, funds for the scholarship are raised through Inspirational Choir concert donations. 

The Mitchell Community College Inspirational Choir was formed in January 1989 out of a desire of College Administration to break down racial barriers between the school and the Black community of Statesville. 

Choir members have changed, and some have passed away, but the spirit of the Inspirational Choir remains – which proved true on Sunday night when a packed performance hall of community members gathered to support the cause while also enjoying the magnetic performance. Between reunion concert attendees and online donations, donors raised over $1,000 for the Fredrick A. Morrison Scholarship Fund. 

Learn more about the Frederick A. Morrison Scholarship Fund and others on Mitchell’s Give to the College web page.