After 21 years “Free Spirit” to Preform Final Concert at UMO

After 21 years “Free Spirit” to Preform Final Concert at UMO

MOUNT OLIVE – After 21 years of music ministry at the University of Mount Olive (UMO), “Free Spirit” is performing its final concert on Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 PM in the Hazel B. Waters Assembly Hall in Mount Olive.  The event is FREE and open to the public.  For more information, contact Franklin Gross at

Founded by Professor of Music Dr. Alan Armstrong, the group has developed a reputation for providing a mix of Contemporary, Gospel, Southern Gospel, and a cappella Christian music that proclaims the message of Christ.

Since the fall of 1996, “Free Spirit” has provided uplifting musical presentations throughout Eastern North Carolina and beyond. Their focus has been leading others in worship by performing in churches, University functions, schools, and community venues. The twelve to thirteen member group has performed in Tampa, Orlando, and Lakeland, Florida.  They have sung in conjunction with the choir in Virginia and at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. On two separate occasions, “Free Spirit” has had the opportunity to sing with one of Christian music’s most beloved artists –  the Talley Trio.

Dr. Burt Lewis, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, said, “Alan’s music leadership has allowed hundreds of vocalists to reach new highs with their voices all while praising the Lord.  We are very grateful for his leadership and for the students he has served.  Most importantly, we are grateful for the relationships, experiences, and memories “Free Spirit” has provided to UMO and the communities UMO serves.”

University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville.  For more information, visit