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African American Cultural & Resource Center

AACRC Choir

 

In 1992, the AACRC Choir was founded by Dr. P. Eric Abercrumbie. He envisioned a musical entity that would cultivate the talents of young, gifted African American students who would come together for one common purpose: to inspire the lives of others through song. Students who are selected to participate in the choir are exposed to various types of African and other culturally-based music. Through the AACRC choir experience members are given opportunities to grow academically, spiritually, culturally and socially.

 

The AACRC Choir has been in existence for 17 years and during this time, they have successfully captured the attention of the music community. The choir has performed with and opened for not only artists, but global leaders as well. To date, the list includes:

  • Colin Powell
  • Bryon Cage
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Dr. Maulana Karenga
  • Tramaine Hawkins
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Ossie Davis
  • The Williams Brothers
  • Benjamin Chavis
  • Dr. Maya Angelou
  • Donald Lawrence
  • Hezekiah Walker
  • Rev. Al Sharpton
  • John P. Kee and the New Life Community Choir

The AACRC Choir has traveled across the country to spread joy through song. In 2003 and 2004, the choir earned 1st place in the Gospel Collegiate Choir Competition at the Gospel Today Conference.

The foundation of the choir is rooted in a commitment to create an atmosphere where students have an outlet to express their artistic talents. The AACRC Choir also encourages a familial support system where students can feel comfortable sharing their life experiences.

If you would like more information or to audition to become a member of the AACRC Choir family, please contact Eric Watford via phone, 513-556-1177, or email, watfore@ucmail.uc.edu.