Posted on Sep 23, 2010

Jacqueline Hill, gospel singer

Gospel singer Jacqueline Hill will present “Gospel Old and New” on Friday, Oct. 1, 1:50-2:55 p.m. in Emerson Auditorium in the Taylor Music Center. It is the first of two fall concerts scheduled in conjunction with associate professor Tim Olsen’s “Music of Black America” course.

Hill has ministered in song since she was a child growing up in a small Presbyterian church in Duanesburg, N.Y. She has performed Negro spirituals, and traditional, contemporary and inspirational music in upstate New York and New England. An associate minister of Mt. Olivet Missionary Baptist Church in Schenectady, Hill is affiliated with Franklin Graham Ministries' “Samaritan's Purse” as a disaster relief missionary.

Jazz/pop vocalist Georgia Jones will perform “Motown and Beyond” Friday, Oct. 29, also in Emerson Auditorium. Both artists will be accompanied on piano by Olsen, and both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Olsen at ext. 6563;