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STRETCH GOAL $1,000 One New Mexico Gospel Choir is a three-year old collaboration with First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque & New Mexico Black History Month Organizing Committee.
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Stretch Goal Added!  See details below.

Kelontae Gavin joins our final rehearsal!

In collaboration with New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee, First Unitarian applied for and received a grant from the UU Fund for Social Responsibility, to support this year’s production of the One New Mexico Gospel Choir concert featuring guest artist Kelontae Gavin. The concert draws singers from over a dozen churches in Albuquerque, including several predominantly Black churches. All leaders in the project are African American musicians with deep grounding in historical and contemporary gospel music. The goal is to come together as a community and forge ongoing relationships, through the power of Black gospel music. For white musicians who participate, it is an opportunity to learn about and honor the history of Black gospel music. The project culminates in a free concert that attracts an audience from all over the city, part of Albuquerque’s Black History Month Festival.

Our grant and matching grant money will cover concert expenses, for example: hall rental, band musicians, fee and travel expenses for our guest artist.

Stretch Goals


Draw the Circle Wider Still 1,000.00

If we reach $1000 total, we can collect $500 more on our UU Funding Program challenge grant. The money we raise will cover expenses from this year’s concert, and give us a head start for 2021, our 4th annual One NM Gospel Choir event, part of the New Mexico Black History Festival in February.

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