The Morehouse College Glee Club thrilled a standing-room only crowd Saturday, February 26 at the 100th Anniversary Celebration Concert at Club Nokia. The sold-out concert, hosted by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Greater Los Angeles Alumni Association and the Association of Los Angeles Morehouse Parents, was the premiere Black History Month event of the season. The all-male chorus brought the audience to its feet with selections that included classical arrangements, traditional spirituals and one of its signature pieces, the Nigerian Christmas carol “Betelehemu.”

The evening began with a wonderful presentation, as Robert Ross, president and CEO of The California Endowment, presented a $125,000 check for the Morehouse College Presidential Initiative on Empowering Leadership in Local Communities.

Also, special recognition was paid to Valerie Ervin, president of The Ray Charles Foundation, for her outstanding work in bringing to fruition the new state-of-the-art home of the college’s music department, the $20-million Ray Charles Performing Arts Center. It was truly a night to remember!