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MVC Gospel Singers

Celebrating 25 Years of Musical Excellence

"Remembering our Past. Celebrating our Present. Looking towards our Future.”

25 Year Anniversary
Gospel Singers Performing at
Presidential Investiture, 2017

Opening the fall of 1991 with nearly 3,000 students, the Moreno Valley campus of Riverside Community College District had the most culturally diverse student population among the three campuses. The leadership, led by Cordell Briggs, Ph.D., provost, was interested in developing a linguistic and cultural identity and awareness. With a class of six students, Marvina Levy and Cheryl Honoré built the Gospel Choir, which is now known as the Moreno Valley College Gospel Singers. Levy's vision to expose students to all facets of gospel music continues under the direction of Gregory J. Thomas.

Renowned for their musical excellence, students have performed twice at the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc. in Las Vegas, NV; performed internationally in Sendai, Japan, performing concerts at Miyagi Gakuin Women's College and Tohoku Fukushi University; traveled to Rome where they performed with 22 choirs in Europe and twice before Pope John Paul II. Additionally, the Gospel Singers have recorded two CDs with the Collegiate Gospel Choir Fellowship. In 1996, the Gospel Singers made their acting debut when they appeared on national television on America's Funniest Home Videos.

25 Year Anniversary
Gospel Singers Performing at
MLK Scholarship Breakfast, 2014

Throughout its 25 years, the Gospel Singers has been visible in the community, performing at Disney's Community Arts Showcase; Disney's Celebrates Gospel; the Riverside County Board of Supervisor board meeting; the Riverside Community College District Performing Arts and Awards Gala; the Janet Goeske Senior Center; the Moreno Valley Community Creche and Choral Festival; the historical Riverside Heritage House; the Riverside Orange Blossom Festival; the Riverside Festival of Trees Christmas benefit; the Moreno Valley Summer Concerts in the Park; and the Mayor of Moreno Valley's inauguration ceremony.

In November 2017, the Gospel Singers celebrated their 25th anniversary with a concert. Current choir members were joined by former choir members, who travel from all over the country to participate in the anniversary concert.




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