January 22, 2001


Five Gospel Choirs in Concert at Brookhaven Lab, February 10

UPTON, NY - In honor of the tenth anniversary of the BNL Gospel

Choir, the U.S. Department of Energyıs Brookhaven National Laboratory

will present a gospel concert

on Saturday, February 10, at 3 p.m. in Berkner Hall. The concert is

open to the public, and tickets are on sale for $10 each.


In addition to the BNL Gospel Choir, four guest choirs will perform

at the concert: the Rush Temple Choir, from the Rush Temple AME Zion

Church in Jamaica; Sons and Daughters of Durham, Durham AME Zion

Church of Bayshore; the Fulford Ensemble of the First Baptist Church

of Cutchogue; and the Kids of the Kingdom, Unity Baptist Church,



Comprised of Brookhaven employees, the BNL Gospel Choir participates

in over 30 concerts and programs annually. The choir took fourth

place out of 19 choirs judged at the 1995 McDonaldıs Gospel Festival,

and it spreads its message of peace by participating in such events

as Multi-Cultural Awareness Days at various school districts.


Tickets for the February 10 concert may be purchased at the door, but

seating is limited, so advance ticket purchase is recommended.

Tickets are on sale at the Brookhaven Employees Recreation

Association (BERA) Sales Office in the Laboratoryıs Berkner Hall.

Tickets will be sold for cash or checks (made payable to BERA). No

credit cards will be accepted. The BERA Sales Office is open from 9

a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. For more information, call (631)

344-3347. The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County

Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island


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