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Arts and Performance

Return to Community: A Sunday Gospel Jazz Service Luncheon

June 25, 2023 at 12:30pm2:30pm EDT

Hendricks Chapel

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As the grand finale of the 2023 Syracuse Jazz Fest, Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University will host “Return to Community: A Sunday Gospel Jazz Service,” featuring The Dillard University Ensemble (New Orleans, LA), Black Celestial Choral Ensemble (BCCE) of Syracuse University, and a community choir composed of Syracuse area residents.

This first-of-its-kind program will offer a dynamic and inclusive spiritual experience that fuses and celebrates Gospel and Jazz music, includes a pre-event welcome luncheon, and seeks to spark and sustain renewal in our local community and beyond. The program and luncheon are both free of charge and open to all.

Join us for lunch under large tents on Shaw Quad, just outside of Hendricks Chapel. No registration is necessary however, you may join the Facebook event to receive reminders.

“Return to Community: A Sunday Gospel Jazz Service”
Sunday, June 25, 2023
Program: 3:00 PM
Pre-Event Luncheon: 12:30-2:30 PM*
*for the first 1,000 attendees

Click here for more information on the SundayGospel Jazz Service.

More information:

This event will be held rain or shine! For the luncheon, large event tents will protect everyone from the rain. In the event of inclement weather, attendees will be directed to a safe location.

Overflow Viewing
If we reach capacity (1,000 attendees), overflow viewing of the event will be available in the large event tents. In the event of inclement weather, outdoor viewers will be directed to a safe location.

Join the Community Chorus:
All interested in participating in the community choir may contact Cora Thomas at or Hendricks Chapel at or 315.443.2901.

Free parking will be available in the Irving Garage and the Raynor lot. Shuttles will start running from Irving/Raynor at 11 AM. For parking maps, visit:

For accessible accommodations, please call Hendricks Chapel at 315.443.2901 or email

This event was first published on May 5, 2023 and last updated on June 22, 2023.

Event Details

Campus parking is available.