Earlham College Gospel Revelations Choir is returning to Witherspoon Presbyterian Church at 5136 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to perform inspirational praise and gospel music. Tickets are only $20.
Pavel Polanco-Safadit, Director of Music at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church and through his position with the Music Department at Earlham College, will provide the WPC Fundraising Ministry with what will be the church’s fourth concert. Pavel has been responsible for bringing world renowned musicians to WPC not only to perform for special occasions, but many of the musicians have enjoyed the experience so much, that they have become employees of the church. Pavel has taken the WPC Music Department to a new crescendo during Sunday worship services.
Additionally Pavel has made the WPC annual Christmas Eve Service a standing room only event. The past two summers Pavel has directed the WPC Vacation Bible School Music Academy Camp, which has been attended by youth city-wide. He also provides other music academies throughout the city during the summer months concentrating on inner city youth. In June of this year, PAVEL returned to his home country, the Dominican Republic, and led a mission group from Witherspoon, and the Whitewater Valley Presbytery, who sponsored the trip. The purpose of the mission trip was to explore the possibilities of conducting a ten day music school for underprivileged children, many living in extremely remote areas of the Dominican Republic.
Professionally, Pavel has been the Director of Jazz at Earlham College, Richmond IN since 2008 and the director of the widely acclaimed Latin Jazz Ensemble Direct Contact. He is also the Artistic Director of Fiesta Indianapolis and the Chair of the International Marketplace for Cultural Saturdays.
Pavel Polanco-Safadit holds an undergraduate degree in Music Composition from the University of Arkansas, a master’s degree in composition and music theory from Eastern Kentucky University, and went on to become a dissertator, completing a DMA (Doctorate of Musical Arts) degree in composition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied under Steve Dembski. Pavel plays 13 instruments.
Tickets are $20 and available by contacting Witherspoon Presbyterian Church at
317-251-2297or [email protected]