The Erskine Gospel Choir presented its spring concert Sunday, May 8 in Bowie Chapel on the Erskine campus. Tobe Frierson, founder and director of the choir and a member of the Erskine College Class of 2002, made her final appearance as director and was honored by choir members with flowers and a framed photo inscribed with messages from students.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to share my gospel roots with the Erskine community for the past 13 years, and even though I will no longer lead the group, I pray that it will continue for many years to come,” Frierson said in a message to the Erskine community inviting everyone to “join us…as we plan to lift up the name of Jesus and bring you love, hope, peace, and joy through the singing of Gospel music.”
Frierson formerly served as admissions director at Erskine, and during her tenure Erskine welcomed several entering classes of near-record size. She has accepted a position as director of admission and student recruitment at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Ga.
“Since Armstrong is a part of the University System of Georgia, which includes 29 public schools in the state of Georgia, I will have the opportunity to pursue my doctorate at any of the USG schools that have my program,” she said.
Frierson announced that the Erskine Gospel Choir will continue under the direction of Kimberly Johnson, who has worked with the choir for several years.
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