Inner Strength Gospel Choir

Herbert S. Jones, Director Emeritus

2023-2024 Concerts

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | 7:00 p.m. | Marsh Chapel Nave

Friday, November 17, 2023 | 7:00 p.m. | Marsh Chapel Nave

Saturday, April 26, 2024 | 6:00 p.m. | Marsh Chapel Nave

Tickets are $8 in advance, $6 each for groups of 5 or more in advance, and $10 at the door. Tickets go on sale in the George Sherman Union Link the week leading up to concert.

Visit Inner Strength’s Facebook Page for concert details

Mission Statement

The purpose of ISGC is to serve as a home for meaningful, shared religious and spiritual experiences to students on campus; and to spread the good news of Jesus Christ, true Christian service, and fellowship within the Boston University community and beyond through the ministry of gospel music.

About Us

Boston University’s Inner Strength Gospel Choir (ISGC) is a non-denominational, student-run organization devoted to glorifying God through song and praise. Established in 1973 by a handful of Black students seeking a community and an outlet for their authentic expression of faith through music,   ISGC, today, is a diverse choir comprised of students and alumni from all walks of life, with different experiences and beliefs. We come together each Sunday evening of the academic year to sing songs of thanks and praise and to support and encourage one another in our daily lives.

Each year ISGC hosts three major events: Fall Concert, (November), Spring Concert, (April), and our Annual Tour, (Presidents Day weekend.) Fall Concert and Spring Concert are held on campus at Marsh Chapel. For our Annual Tour, we travel to various locations around the country to share our ministry through song and community service and to proudly represent the Boston University community.

On April 28-29, 2023, we celebrated our 50th anniversary.

Membership in ISGC is open to BU undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. We meet each Sunday evening during the academic year – first for Friends and Fellowship at 6:30 in CAS 221, then at 7:30pm in Marsh Chapel for rehearsal. If you are interested in joining Inner Strength Gospel Choir or simply learning more about us, please meet us at our weekly rehearsals – or email us at

We’d love for you to meet us, and for us to meet you!

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