Office of Diversity Programs

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.

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Office of Diversity Programs

Efroymson Diversity Center
Atherton Union, Room 004
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: (317) 940-6570
Fax: (317) 940-6572
diversitycenter@butler.edu
Director: Valerie Davidson