A native Mississippian and the daughter of a Baptist Preacher, Vergia was raised in a strong spiritual environment which motivated her Christianity, consequently enhancing her ability to perform in the gospel arena. She has performed in a most exemplary and memorable fashion in several entertainment mediums that includes church choirs, radio, musical theater and television. Her first recording, “Jesus and I” brought her the honor of being named “Best Female Vocalist” at the Jackson Music Awards in 1985 and again in 2000.
In 2005, she was a part of “The Gospel of Colonus” a nationally acclaimed production and in 2006 starred in “Crowns” a musical play produced by New Stage Theater, a professional acting company. She is a part of the drama group, “Daughters of Margaret”, named after the poet/professor, Dr. Margaret Walker Alexander who dedicates itself to the positive portrayal of African Americans and women.
Whether in a theater or on stage, large or small church, Vergia’s voice has blessed people where ever she has appeared. Her latest recording, entitled, “And When She Had Sung A Hymn”……is a blessing to all who treasure the prolific hymns of the African American religious experience.
Tickets for the performance are $15 Adults/$10 Children (12 & under) and may be purchased online at www.themaryc.org, or at the Mary C Box Office, or by calling (228) 818-2878 for more information. This event was made possible through the support of the Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center.
IF YOU GO:
• When: Saturday, June 9th at 7:00pm
• Where: The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education, 1600 Government Street in Ocean Springs
• Tickets $15 Adults/$10 Children (12 & under) General Admission
• Tickets may be purchased online at www.themaryc.org, at the Mary C Box Office, or by calling (228) 818-2878.