AKRON -- Join the Akron Symphony Orchestra and the powerful voices of the Gospel Meets Symphony Choir in a celebration as we present Gospel Meets Symphony on Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

"This is music that you can feel because, at its core, gospel music is good music," according to Jennifer Jones Mekel Jones, Gospel Meets Symphony Choir Master. "If you don't leave this performance with a smile on your face then we have not done our job.

"The people that will be performing are your neighbors, friends and co-workers and that is what makes this performance so different," Jones said. "This concert is all about community, and everything you see and hear is homegrown as the almost 200 volunteer vocalists come from our local churches."

See akronsymphony.org or call 330-535-8131 for tickets and more information.