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Tyree' Smith Selected to Perform With Celebration Choir

October 3, 2012 – Tyree' V. Smith, a Senior Recreational Therapy Major, has been chosen to represent Shaw University in The 105 Voices of History 5th Year Celebration Choir performance. The choir will consist of members from the four previous years and 40 new voices.

This year The 105 Voices of History will celebrate its fifth concert year with not one, but three performances throughout the year-- The U.S. State Department (September 2012), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (February 17, 2013), and The Grand Ole Opry (May 2013). The “105 Voices of History" is a national collegiate choir representing every HBCU in the nation. This invitation to participate has been extended to singers from the “105 VOH” choirs who have exhibited outstanding musicianship, excellent preparation of the concert literature, leadership and who maintained a good rehearsal attendance.

Tyree' represented Shaw University in the 3rd Annual HBCU Kennedy Center Concert at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC on September 19, 2010 and in the “One Voice” 105 VOH musical gala as part of the 2011 Leadership Academy-Vocal and International Development (LAVID) in Nassau, Bahamas and “105 VOH” HBCU National Choir for the Grand Ole Opry House HBCU Inaugural performance in Nashville. Because of Tyree’ Smith’s high ratings in his audition he has been invited to sing in the 5th Year Celebration Choir performance.

In recognition of his acceptance and preparation, he will have an opportunity to participate with the Congressional Black Caucus and will be featured on the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium with American Grammy, Dove and Stellar Award winning gospel singer Tramaine Hawkins and Guest Host Wintley Phipps.