Gospel music might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Oregon or the Northwest, but if Andiel Brown at the University of Oregon has his way, that’s going to change. He directs the University of Oregon’s Gospel Choir, which won last year’s inaugural Disney Choir Fest in Epcot Park, Florida. Now they’re gearing up to defend their title next month. We’ll talk with director Andiel Brown about the university’s gospel music program, the competition and why he’s so passionate about this music and the tradition it comes from.
Do you listen to gospel music? What moves you about it? What would you like to ask Andiel Brown?
Andiel Brown: Director of gospel choirs and ensembles at the University of Oregon