ETX choir takes gospel music tradition to Japan - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

ETX choir takes gospel music tradition to Japan

Wiley College students in Japan, Source: Wiley College Wiley College students in Japan, Source: Wiley College
JAPAN (KLTV) - The Wiley College A Cappella Choir from Marshall spent the weekend in Hiroshima, Japan. This was the choir's first trip abroad for the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities Conference. 

""I've never traveled across the ocean so it's been a great experience for me," says Wiley senior Alicia Amos. Amos and 19 other students made the trip to Japan on Friday. They are using their school's rich gospel music tradition to connect with other students and build an appreciation for different cultures all over the world. 

"Being in Japan and getting to meet all of the different people from all of the different countries, and all of the different ethnicities is really amazing," Amos says. 

The East Texas students are also spending time with elementary school students in Hiroshima. They participated in a peace and cultural exchange event and took pictures and videos with the Japanese students. 

"I'll have some great stories to tell," says Amos. Amos and her colleagues say they are honored to perform on an international stage. They hope this is just the beginning of new friendships forged through ministry and music. 

The theme of the conference in Japan is "Peace, Reconciliation, and Human Rights." The Wiley College A Cappella group is finishing up their trip with a performance Thursday night in Tokyo. 

Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.




  • NewsMore>>

  • Dakar Burkes Memorial Car Show held in Louisiana

    Dakar Burkes Memorial Car Show held in Louisiana

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:01:04 GMT
    The roar of high power engines and vintage classic automobiles were on display in one East Texas city, in an annual tribute to a young man, who was a homicide victim, who loved cars. The 9th annual Dakar Burkes memorial car show was held in Lakeport. Racers came in from thunder road Louisiana, as well as collectors from all over the state, to be part of the memorial car show. "They called us, invited us to this event, the cars behind us they run at that track so we brought the...More >>
    The roar of high power engines and vintage classic automobiles were on display in one East Texas city, in an annual tribute to a young man, who was a homicide victim, who loved cars. The 9th annual Dakar Burkes memorial car show was held in Lakeport. Racers came in from thunder road Louisiana, as well as collectors from all over the state, to be part of the memorial car show. "They called us, invited us to this event, the cars behind us they run at that track so we brought the...More >>
  • One person confirmed dead after fatal wreck on Highway 11

    One person confirmed dead after fatal wreck on Highway 11

    Saturday, May 19 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-05-20 01:10:03 GMT

    One person was killed in a fatal crash in Hopkins County Saturday morning.

    More >>

    One person was killed in a fatal crash in Hopkins County Saturday morning.

    More >>
  • No injuries in late night Smith County house fire

    No injuries in late night Smith County house fire

    Saturday, May 19 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-19 22:59:31 GMT
    (Source: KLTV News Staff)(Source: KLTV News Staff)

    Several fire departments are on scene where a large fire is burning near the toll road.

    More >>

    Several fire departments are on scene where a large fire is burning near the toll road.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly