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Duranice Pace:

Duranice Pace:

Duranice Pace:

Former gospel singer Duranice Pace of the Pace Sisters, a group of sisters whose career spanned nearly five decades, died aged 62 on January 14, 2021. She was 63 years old.

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Pace grew up in Atlanta, here she sang with her 9 siblings—8 girls and 1 boy–at her father, Murphy Pace Jr.’s, church. She spoke of her upbringing to Voyage ATL in March 2020, saying, “I got started when I was five years old. I was inspired by my father, who was a professional quartet singer for Gospel Starlights and my mom, who sang during praise and worship [for] what was then known as testimony service at church.” She then added, “My father would have rehearsal every Wednesday in our living room with his singing group, and my siblings and I would peep in on their rehearsals.” Pace grew up in Atlanta, where she sang with her 9 siblings—8 girls and 1 boy–at her father, Murphy Pace Jr.’s, church. She spoke of her upbringing to Voyage ATL in March 2020, saying, “I got started when I was five years old. I was inspired by my father, who was a professional quartet singer for Gospel Starlights and my mom, who sang during praise and worship [for] what was then known as testimony service at church.” She then added, “My father would have rehearsal every Wednesday in our living room with his singing group, and my siblings and I would peep in on their rehearsals.” (Source: www.essence.com)

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Pace grew up in Atlanta, where

she sang with her 9 siblings—8 girls and 1 boy–at her father, Murphy Pace Jr.’s, church. She spoke of her upbringing to Voyage ATL in March 2020, saying, “I got started when I was five years old. I was inspired by my father, who was a professional quartet singer for Gospel Starlights and my mom, who sang during praise and worship [for] what was then known as testimony service at church.” She then added, “My father would have rehearsal every Wednesday in our living room with his singing group, and my siblings and I would peep in on their rehearsals.”

BMI is saddened by the loss of Gospel singer/songwriter Duranice Pace, who passed away January 14, 2021, at the age of 62. A member of the Anointed Pace Sisters, Pace boasted a vocal style influenced by Broadway and musical theater, singing both alto and soprano for the storied Atlanta-based group. Some of their celebrated songs include “When God is in The Building,” “He’s Here,” “It’s Already Done” and “Be a Fence.” The all-sibling vocal group was honored at BMI’s 16th annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards in 2015. (Source: www.bmi.com)

 

 

 

 

 

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