Camp Washington-Carver will conclude this year’s musical entertainment series, Sweets and Sounds, on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m., with a gospel concert featuring Angie Richardson. The finale performance will be followed by delicious homemade desserts in the Great Chestnut Lodge.
Richardson is a contemporary, traditional, gospel singer and musician from Charleston, well known for her soulful renditions. She began singing in church at the age of six, playing the piano by ear at age 10 and formed the first gospel choir in her high school. Her family singing group, The Gospel Family Affair, has made three recordings.
As a gospel music workshop clinician, Richardson travels throughout the country performing for churches and choirs. She also performs at weddings, fairs, festivals, colleges, conferences, family reunions and various other venues. Richardson has opened the Charleston Multi-Fest singing the national anthem for the last 18 years.
In addition, Richardson has performed internationally with Ethel Caffie-Austin at several European jazz and holiday festivals including ones in Scotland, Wales, Germany, Austria, Italy and Belgium. She also has collaborated with Bob Thompson, Taj Mahal, Odetta, Edwin Hawkins, The Five Blind Boys, Dorothy Norwood and Silk to name a few.
Reservations are recommended, but tickets also will be sold the afternoon of the performance. Tickets are $10 per person for the performance and dessert.
For more information about the Sweets and Sounds musical entertainment series or to make reservations for the concert, call (304) 558-0220, ext. 130.
A beautiful retreat listed in the National Register of Historic Places and operated by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Camp Washington-Carver serves as the state’s mountain cultural arts center and nurtures the cultural heritage embodied in the site since its dedication in 1942 as a 4-H and agricultural extension camp for West Virginia’s African Americans. The camp is located adjacent to Babcock State Park just off Route 60 (Midland Trail) on Route 41 South in Clifftop, Fayette County.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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