Strathmore celebrates gospel music with three local award-winning choirs preserving and spreading the rich, jubilant and reverent tradition of the genre in Make a Joyful Noise: Best of Maryland Gospel, 8 p.m., Feb. 8 in the Music Center.

The voices of the James E. Jordan Jr. Adult Choir, the Tribe of Judah Choir and Baltimore City College High School Choir will blow the roof off the concert hall in their celebration of faith. The choirs also represent the generational spectrum of gospel, with two established choirs passing the torch to the Baltimore City College High School Choir to spread gospel to new audiences. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

The day prior, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 7, choral members from the ensembles will lead a singing session of gospel favorites in the Best of Maryland Gospel Community Sing in Room 402 of the Music Center at Strathmore. No singing experience necessary and great for families; best for children 8 and up.

The James E. Jordan, Jr. Adult Choir is led by Courtney Michelle King, and is the vocal ensemble for Refreshing Spring Church of God In Christ.

The Tribe of Judah Choir is the music ministry of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Victory Temple, led by Pastor Bayo Adeyokunnu.

Initiated years ago with the male glee club, the legacy of musical excellence has continued with the development of Baltimore City College High School Choir’s choral program. The choir consists of over 100 students ranging from grades 9 through 12.