Livingstone College Gospel Choir gets exposure on reality TV show

A Youtube video that features the choir singing backup for gospel recording artist Erica Campbell will be incorporated into Campbell’s new TV One show, “We’re the Campbells.”

The Livingston College Gospel Choir sings backup to gospel recording artist Erica Campbell at the Greensboro Coliseum. (Photo: Youtube screenshot)

So, back in April, the Livingstone College Gospel Choir, under the direction of Pastor Christopher Gray, got an opportunity of a lifetime by serving as the only choir to sing backup at the Festival of Praise “Texture of a Man” concert tour at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The choir accompanied national gospel recording artists Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune, Erica Campbell and Charles Jenkins, and got a chance to meet and take photos with Hammond after the show.

Well, it gets better. Erica Campbell, one-half of the gospel singing duo Mary Mary, is starring in her own reality TV show called “We’re the Campbells” on TV One. The producers of the TV show contacted Kimberly Harrington, Livingstone College’s public relations assistant director, seeking permission to use a video she posted on YouTube of the gospel choir singing backup for Erica Campbell to be used on the TV show.

Permission granted.

The episode is expected to air Tuesday, June 26, at 8 p.m. on TV One, which has 57 million viewers.

“This is nothing short of favor and the result of divine intervention placing us at the right place at the right time to receive this type of exposure,” said Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr., Livingstone College president. “I’m encouraging everyone to tune in and support our Gospel Choir as they are introduced to the world.”

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