COGIC Readies for Live DVD/CD Recording

Written by: Gregory Gay

Dr. Judith Christie McAllister, President of the International Music Department of the Church of God in Christ announced (via the COGIC website) news of the COGIC International Mass Choir’s return to the recording scene after a fifteen year absence.  A live recording and DVD taping will take place in November during the Church’s annual Holy Convocation, which moves to St Louis after being held in Memphis, Tennessee for over 100 years.

The Church of God in Christ was a preeminent force in gospel music for over 25 years.  Under the leadership of the late Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, the “A Song is Born” series featured original compositions of COGIC writers, producing such hits as I Can Do All Things, Hallelujah, Forgiven, What a Friend and others.  Their last CD, He’ll Bring You Out (featuring appearances from Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, the late Olanda Draper, Bishop Richard “Mr Clean” White, Queenie Lenox and the late Bishop Walter Hawkins), peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Gospel Chart and stayed on the charts for more than 35 weeks.

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