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Over 90% of our graduates complete high school within four years, in a city with an on-time high school graduation rate that hovers around 65%.

Gesu Gospel Choir Appears on PBS WHYY

The Gesu Gospel Choir has been selected as a semi-finalist in the WHYY Lifting Voices in Praise Gospel competition and participated in filming at WHYY on September 9 at the regional competition. Congratulations to these 5th - 8th graders for their hard work and for being honored as one of only eighteen semi-finalists across the WHYY viewing area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Watch the choir's performance on the WHYY website here.  (See the day 1 video at minute 36.) 

We celebrate their gift of song and Gesu's Choir Director, H.L. Ratliff.

The WHYY Lifting Voices in Praise contest was created in part to highlight the upcoming Henry Louis Gates, Jr. documentary titled Gospel, which explores African American religions' two transcendent gifts to national and world culture: Gospel music and the Black preaching tradition.

Thank you for supporting Gesu School and helping to provide opportunities, like the Gesu Gospel Choir, which nurture our students’ creativity, growth, and joy! 

Watch more choir performances on Gesu’s YouTube channel.

View the Lifting Voices in Praise promo video, including the Gesu Gospel Choir, on the PBS Facebook and Instagram channels.