St. George's Chapel to host soloist Alvy Powell Aug. 9

Old-fashioned spiritual revival set Aug. 8 to 10
Alvy Powell at at previous performance in Rehoboth. BY DENY HOWETH
August 5, 2014

An old-fashioned spiritual revival will be hosted by St. George’s Chapel on Beaver Dam Road in Harbeson Friday to Sunday, Aug. 8 to 10. The revival features a guest theologian and preachers, congregational singing and prayer, food and fellowship.

After the spirited Booker Street Church of God Ensemble performs in the historic chapel from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, the rest of the event will take place under a big tent.

Saturday’s session is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a free box lunch is provided. The Rev. Dr. Kortright Davis, theology professor at Howard University, will present teachings interspersed with hymns and prayers. Sunday’s service of Holy Communion begins at 9:30 a.m. under the tent, and all are invited to the Lord’s table to receive.

At 2 p.m., Saturday, gifted bass soloist Alvy Powell will sing a selection of traditional spirituals. Powell has participated locally in a Camp Meeting at All Saints’ Church in Rehoboth Beach in 2007, at a memorable concert celebrating Black History Month at St. George’s Chapel in 2012 and at a fundraiser for the Community Resource Center and CAMP Rehoboth in 2013.

Powell is one of the world’s best known interpreters of the role of Porgy, recently returning from touring Europe in that role in "Porgy & Bess."  Call the parish office for lunch reservations at 302-227-7202, but walk-ins will be welcomed.