Gospel music resounded throughout Launer Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 10, as Columbia College hosted “Unity: A Benefit Concert” in partnership with the Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri.

The performance was the ninth annual Unity Concert and the second straight year it was hosted by Columbia College.

“This special evening was an opportunity to join voices together and celebrate diversity through song while raising money for an impactful community organization,” says Emily Edgington Andrews, CC Music faculty member and artistic director of the Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri.

The concert was held in support of the Minority Men’s Network and in honor of the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The two-hour show featured Columbia College’s Unified Voices Gospel Choir, the Columbia Community Gospel Choir, the Columbia Youth Choirs and University of Missouri’s Legion of Black Collegians Gospel Choir.

Members of Columbia College’s first gospel choir, the Children of God, were back on campus for the performance more than 50 years after they were among the first African American students to integrate CC.

Enjoy the full replay above and a photo gallery of the event below.