The Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir bridges racial and cultural boundaries with African-American gospel music at a special 3 p.m. matinee performance Saturday, June 8, at the Park Center in downtown Hayward.

Tickets are available in advance for $20 online at and at Art Beat in downtown Hayward. Admission is $30 at the door. Students 18 years of age and younger are admitted to Park Center events for $5.

Just four months after its first rehearsal in 1990, this community-based, multi-cultural choir swept the competition to win first place in the Amateur Talent Contest at the Minnesota State Fair.

Amateurs no more, the choir returned to the State Fair a year later to present 13 concerts — and completed its first professional studio recording that same summer. Since then, the choir has thrilled audiences at hundreds of events in venues as varied as the Historic State Theater, Central Baptist Church in St. Paul, the Ordway Theater, Red Wing Correctional Facility and the Governor’s Mansion. 

Since its inception, the choir has maintained its commitment to be a community resource, bringing its music and message to urban, suburban and rural communities. The Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir (TCCGC), through its soulful interpretation of the African-American gospel music tradition, moves audiences spiritually and creates community across racial, cultural and economic boundaries.

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