Voices of Deliverance Gospel Choir
"It's Not Just a Choir, But a Ministry."
The Voices of Deliverance Gospel Choir has been an integral part
of the Butler community for the past decade. Organized under the
auspices of the Butler University Black Student Union, the choir
became an official student organization during the 1995-96 academic
year. Since its inception, the choir has been privileged to
illuminate multicultural awareness on the Butler campus through
song and spirituality. They perform at various campus activities
and events, such as the annual Butler University Ethnic Festival,
Newman Center's Thanksgiving Day service, the Butler University
Holiday Celebration, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative
Address, and the Butler University Baccalaureate Service. They also
perform at annual community events, including the Indianapolis Life
500 Festival Mini-Marathon.
Voices of Deliverance is a unique choir as it is
interdenominational and open to any student and Butler alumni
regardless of prior musical experience. The choral director, Audrey
Joy Chubb, 2001, assumed this role during her sophomore year at
Butler, and continues to inspire the choir to the highest level of
artistry and spirituality.
The choir also sponsors annual events such as their fall
community concert and the Butler Gospelfest, as well as their
popular monthly Gospel Coffeehouse. They have traveled locally and
throughout the midwest and eastern and southern regions to various
churches, and universities, including the Black Sacred Music
Festival in Charleston, West Virginia, historic Spelman College in
Atlanta, Georgia, and Howard University in Washington, D.C. Serving
the community and increasing diversity are an integral component of
the choir's mission, as music is the universal language, which
speaks to the soul and brings about unity.