Academics - Tue, May 30, 2017
The A Cappella Choir of Wiley College, under the direction of artistic director Stephen L. Hayes, had the honor to sing Monday during the 2017 Annual Conference of The Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, which has been underway since Saturday at Woodlands UMC in Woodlands, Texas.  
 
The choir's performance was well received by attendees, with some taking to Twitter to express their appreciation of the concert.  
"The Wiley Choir singing 'Heaven is a Beautiful Place' moved me to tears," Rev. Josh Hale, senior pastor of Mission Bend United Methodist Church of Houston, tweeted Monday. "What a beautiful gift to [the 2017 Texas Annual Conference]."
 
The Rev. Dr. Richard Heyduck, senior pastor at First United Methodist Church of Fairfield, Texas, and a former Wiley professor, tweeted out "Great music from the A Cappella Choir of Wiley College at [the 2017 Texas Annual Conference]."
 
The choir sang Monday at the invitation of the resident bishop of the Texas Annual Conference, Scott Jameson Jones, who was the speaker at Wiley's commencement on May 6.  The conference runs through Wednesday.   
 
Wiley College is one of 119 schools, colleges and universities affiliated with The United Methodist Church, and one of just 11 historically black colleges or universities that are member schools of the Church.