Sweet Briar College to kick off Black History Month with night of worship and music

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Amy Ostroth

Resound RESOUND from Richmond will be at Sweet Briar Feb. 1.

Sweet Briar College will launch its celebration of Black History Month with “Relax and Rejoice: A Night of Worship and Music” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in the Babcock Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The evening will feature RESOUND, a Richmond trio best known for its a cappella musical arrangements. Joseph Clarke, Jessica Fox and Mariah Hargrove met in 2010 while performing in a local play in their hometown. In 2012, their impromptu rendition of “Total Praise” for gospel recording artist Byron Cage went viral on YouTube. Since then, RESOUND has caught the attention of both Christian and secular artists such as John P. Kee, JJ Hairston, David Crowder, Ariana Grande and Zendaya. They have performed on “Good Morning America” as well as the Festival of Praise tour with Donnie McClurkin and Fred Hammond.

RESOUND will be joined by LU Praise from Liberty University, B.A.S.I.C. Gospel Choir from Longwood University, Cassie Carter from Lynchburg, Oasis Worship Team from Monroe and Sweet Briar’s own Sweet Tones. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, email Braxton Braswell at bbraswell@sbc.edu.

Sweet Briar’s celebration of Black History Month will also feature various student events, including movie nights, as well as the annual Gospel Fest on Feb. 22. A full list of events is at sbc.edu/featured-events.