Live @ The Library: Voices of Truth
Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
706 613 3650
Sunday, August 1, 2021 • 3:00 pm
Live @ The Library returns with a free afternoon concert by acclaimed gospel group Voices of Truth.
Voices of Truth has been an Athens fixture for over 40 years. They have been based out of several locations through the years, including First A.M.E., Hill First Baptist Church, Timothy Baptist Church, and others.
The choir was begun in 1979 by James R. Smith, who remains its director to this day. Smith was born and raised in Athens during the Jim Crow era and was a student at the Tuskegee Institute during the civil rights movement. He then moved back to Athens, where he eventually founded Athens Voices of Truth. They have performed contemporary gospel, traditional hymns, spirituals and beautiful anthems across the Southeast.
Athens Voices of Truth differs from a typical gospel choir in that they sing anthems, spirituals and hymns, along with both traditional and contemporary gospel music. The choir also includes members from multiple denominations, a rarity among church-based singing groups.
This free performance is a part of Live @ The Library and is sponsored by the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library.