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St. Augustine Gospel Choir performs at White House during Black History Month

The choir gave a phenomenal performance

In celebration of Black History Month, the St. Augustine Gospel Choir performed at the White House on February 26. The group sang  a stirring rendition of the “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the Black National Anthem. The group has performed internationally and even sang for Pope St. John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica.

According to their website. The Saint Augustine Gospel Choir was established in 1977 by Rev. Raymond Kemp, then the pastor of St. Augustine. The Choir’s repertoire consists of African American spirituals, hymns, and contemporary Gospel music, and it sings at the 12:30 p.m. Sunday Mass.  Samuel Edison Cromwell joined as the Director of the choir in 1998. Watch the performance:

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