WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 09
OKLAHOMA CITY— Five Oklahoma City University students will perform at a gospel celebration tomorrow at the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City.
The students were selected earlier this year while auditioning with Wings of Harmony, a performing arts ensemble from the Eagle Ridge Institute in Oklahoma City. OCU students Tinasha Williams, Kristia Ford, Jevon Oliver, Bailey Perkins and Kameron Uzoma perform with Wings of Harmony and mentor local high school students in the choir.
“I am thankful and humbled to be a part of an organization where I can be a leader and mentor for others as well as learn from those above me,” Perkins said.
Perkins said her trip to New York last spring for the East Coast Tour of Hope was one of the best experiences of her life. Tomorrow, Perkins will have a new highlight to remember. The choir, directed by Tyrone Stanley, auditioned for the Apollo’s Amateur Night during their spring tour, but the judges were so impressed with the choir they asked them to perform at tomorrow’s gospel tribute instead.
The Apollo is celebrating its 75th anniversary this season and paying tribute to its long and storied history with gospel music during tomorrow’s lineup, which will include some of the best new gospel performers in the country.
Wings of Harmony also will perform Sept. 11 at Victory Baptist Church in New York City on the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the city. Perkins said she will enjoy singing of God’s goodness at the concert.