The dynamic Black Gospel Music ensemble of 10 musicians, whose finely polished repertoire includes Gospel “shout” songs, African-American Spirituals, Traditional & Contemporary Gospel, Gospel-Opera (musical theatre), Jazz and Rhythm & Blues.
This exciting group, of 6 singers and 4 instrumentalists, brings together the best of Gospel musicianship: together, their experience spans over 40 years of direct involvement in the professional Black Gospel music world. These characteristics help to make ‘Shouts of Praise!' one of the pre-eminent forces today in Black Gospel Music.
The Group's associations include Los Angeles mega-churches First A.M.E. Church , and West Angeles Church (well-known for their Gospel Music ministries); as well as the National Baptist Convention, and ‘Shouts of Praise!' musicians have played key roles in the important “Golden Gospel Age” music of the 1940's and 1950's, whether singing as children of Gospel Legend Gwendolyn Lightner (Gospel music Pioneer and former pianist for Mahalia Jackson), whether singing with such world-reknowned Gospel Legends as The Ward Singers, or participating in the founding of the “Modern Gospel Age” (i.e. recording the first album produced by the late Gospel Legend, “The King of Black Gospel,” Rev. James Cleveland).
‘Shouts of Praise!' members have more recently recorded with such Gospel artists as Yolanda Adams, Walter Hawkins, The Kurt Carr Singers, Smokie Norful, and Judy McAllister –the absolute best in Gospel Music of the New Millenium.
‘Shouts of Praise!' future concert dates include venues such as Japan , Spain , and the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County , CA .