HIGHER PRAISE GOSPEL CHOIR
Sunday, January 20th, 2013
4pm and 7pm shows $18 general admission/$28 preferred seating
After their two sold-out performances last winter the acclaimed Higher Praise Gospel Choir from Boston returns to the Hall! Scheduled in conjunction with Wellfleet’s 11th Annual MLK Walk and celebration in the town center, this one-night only performance on the eve of the town-wide march promises an exceptional choral blend of solemnity and joyous energy.
Directed by Minister Melvin Murphy, who is himself a gifted musician and composer, the Higher Praise Gospel Choir, with singers from all around the greater Boston area, has toured to “minister in song” to audiences all over the country, including New York, Washington, D.C., Detroit and Tampa. Combining traditional with contemporary gospel music, the choir has performed with Josh Groban and many other vocal artists. Founded in 1985, this group is the Boston chapter choir of the Gospel Music Workshop of America. Director Murphy has sung with such gospel greats as Shirley Caesar, Al Green, J.J. Hairston and Youthful Praise, and country singer Charlie Daniels. In 2005 the choir recorded a live CD in Boston, entitled “We Come to Praise Him,” with all numbers written and arranged by Melvin Murphy.