CCU gospel choir receives gift from Gloria Gaynor

At first they were afraid, even petrified.

How often do students sing by Gloria Gaynor’s side?

But the choir’s focus remained locked, the whole ensemble stayed on key and now the group might get a second chance to showcase that harmony.

Yes, after a flash mob during Gaynor’s speech in Myrtle Beach last month, the soulful artist behind the classic “I Will Survive” has opened the door to recording with Coastal Carolina University’s gospel choir, the Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors.

“She has such a strong message,” said Domonic Prince, a tenor and the choir’s head student director. “Just to be able to do anything with an icon like that, it would just be a great experience for us.”