Princeton Regional Schools, in partnership with community members and organizations that serve Princeton, will host “An Evening of Gospel Music and Dance” on Friday, February 24, at 7:30 PM in the Princeton High School Performing Arts Center, corner of Walnut Lane and Franklin Avenue. The concert will feature music composed and arranged by Dr. Raymond Wise, who will also do a three-day residency with PRS students from all grade levels. For tickets ( $10 or $5 for students and seniors) call Mr. Highland at 609-806-4280.
A lifelong church musician and an ordained minister, Dr. Raymond Wise has prepared choirs to perform for national recording artists such as Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Yolanda Adams, Tramaine Hawkins, and Wintley Phipps. He has also served as chorus master for several Opera Columbus productions and co-musical director for “Harlem Hallelujah,” a live Sunday morning service at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. As a composer, Dr. Wise has penned more than 600 compositions that have been performed and recorded by local, national, and international recording artists. He has appeared on radio and television, recorded twenty albums, and toured extensively throughout the world as a singer, dancer, pianist, composer, choral director, lecturer, and teacher.
The concert includes performances by the Princeton High School Choirs, the Trenton Children’s Chorus, and the Revelation Praise Dance Ministry of First Baptist Church. Choir members from Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church and First Baptist Church of Princeton will also join the students and Dr. Wise to perform three finale selections.