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02/13/2003
World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir To Perform at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, February 13, 2003

The Harlem Gospel Choir is scheduled to perform at Hudson Valley Community College on Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m. in the college's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. Hudson Valley students are admitted free of charge with proper identification. For ticket information, call 629 4TIX.

Founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey, the Harlem Gospel Choir is one of the pre-eminent gospel choirs in the world. The choir has sung for Nelson Mandela at Yankee Stadium and for the Pope in Central Park.

The choir has performed with U2 on the video Rattle and Hum, toured with the Chieftains, and performed with Diana Ross. U2 christened the Harlem Gospel Choir "Angels in Harlem" in appreciation of the choir's soulful rendition of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," which the choir recorded with U2 in 1988.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.