Music rooted in the era of slavery has become a way for CSU students to share their faith with others.
The Voices of Unity gospel choir was created about six years ago and is open to any CSU students who are interested. The choir, including directors, Nate Easley and Angie Miller, is made up entirely of students.
"I'm really excited," Easley said. "It's the first time a gospel choir will perform at a university concert."
The students get together and sing without using sheet music, Miller said. The performers will listen to a song, then remix the sound to fit their style.
"Any song we sing, we make our own," Miller said. "It's a fun outlet to get away from school, hang out and sing."
Easley and Miller said they enjoy spreading the message of their religious faith while demonstrating that being a Christian is fun.
"Our goal is to reach out to students," Miller said. "We have fun, enjoy music and worship God at the same time."
For more information about getting involved, students can e-mail questions to the directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.