University of Mount Olive Free Spirit to Perform April 10

MOUNT OLIVE – On Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 PM, the University of Mount Olive contemporary gospel group, Free Spirit, will present its annual concert at the Mount Olive Assembly Hall located at 207 Wooten Street in Mount Olive. The performance is a free and the public is invited to attend.

The concert will feature arrangements of well-known hymns such as “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee,” contemporary worship anthems, Southern Gospel favorites, and several a cappella renditions of spirituals and hymns. Composers represented include Claire Cloninger, Tom Fettke, and Roger Talley.

The second half of the program will be a “sermon in song” entitled “That’s Who Jesus Is,” and will highlight Him as Creator, Healer, Savior, and Returning King.

“Free Spirit has been sharing the Gospel through music and testimony since I began the group in the spring of 1997,” says Dr. Alan Armstrong, the founder and director of the ensemble.  “This concert will be a way for us to exalt the Lord for the ‘good work’ that He has done among us.”

Free Spirit, with its reputation throughout North Carolina for providing a quality mix of Contemporary, Gospel, Southern Gospel, and a cappella Christian music, is a mixed vocal ensemble of students that provides Christian music for church services, revivals, and community events.

For more information, contact Dr. Armstrong at 919-658-7188 or email at

The 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, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.