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Georgia mass choir

Georgia mass choir

Georgia mass choir

A group of 20 Georgian Orthodox priests, led by Metropolitan Makarius, recorded the largest-ever Orthodox choral piece with nearly 600 singers in a single day, according to the Georgian Orthodox Church.A mass choir that stands for solidarity: a mass choir for migrants attacked by demonstrators, for a robust democracy.

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The choir has ministered in song in over 40 states within the US, including Alaska. They have traveled to Japan, Italy, Spain, Bahamas, and Greece; becoming the first gospel group to perform at the Acropolis. While attending the Umbria Jazz Gospel and Soul Easter Festival in Terni, Italy, the choir was invited to sing for Pope John Paul II at his summer residence. After open auditions and months of rehearsals, the Mississippi Mass Choir recorded its debut album for Malaco on October 29, 1988, at the Jackson Municipal Auditorium. In addition to the thunderous auditorium-filling harmonies of the 100-voice choir, the album benefited from appearances by the Reverends Milton Biggham and James Moore, and Williams’ brother Huey as guest vocalists. The self-titled debut hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart and set a gospel industry record for most consecutive weeks on the albums chart (45). It received four Stellar Awards as well as Dove and Soul Train Award nominations. The group was named Contemporary Choir of the Year and Best New Traditional Artist by the Gospel Music Workshop of America.

After open auditions and months of rehearsals, the Mississippi Mass Choir recorded its debut album for Malaco on October 29, 1988, at the Jackson Municipal Auditorium. In addition to the thunderous auditorium-filling harmonies of the 100-voice choir, the album benefited from appearances by the Reverends Milton Biggham and James Moore, and Williams’ brother Huey as guest vocalists. The self-titled debut hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart and set a gospel industry record for most consecutive weeks on the albums chart (45). It received four Stellar Awards as well as Dove and Soul Train Award nominations. The group was named Contemporary Choir of the Year and Best New Traditional Artist by the Gospel Music Workshop of America. (Source: www.malaco.com)

 

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