Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Mass Choir’

Chicago Mass Nets Two Dove Award Nominations

Friday, August 12th, 2016

CMC new press photo1The Chicago Mass Choir celebrates their two Dove Award nominations, one in the Traditional Gospel Album of the Year and the other in the  Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year categories.
The news comes as the choir returns from their Michigan weekend, visiting Saginaw and worshiping with Bishop J Drew Sheard and Greater Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Detroit, Michigan.  Their latest album, We Give You Praise, continues its climb on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart making it to number 16 this week.

 

Chicago Mass Choir Does Daytime TV

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

New Chicago MassChicago Mass Choir continues its Summer of Praise Tour with an appearance on Fox Television’s Good Day Chicago on Thursday, June 21st.  The award winning choir will perform music from its latest CD We Give You Praise.

We Give You Praise made its debut in the Top 20 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Album’s chart largely fueled by the lead single, Thank You Thank You Jesus. The lead single generated over a half a million YouTube views cementing its place as a CMC classic alongside other chart-topping hits like “Holy Ghost Power,” “I Pray We’ll Be Ready,” “Mighty Good God,” and “God is My Everything.” The choir has released a follow up single, I Give You Praise as well as a companion lyric and live lyric video.

Founded by James Chambers as an extension of the ECC Music Workshop and celebrating over 25 years of ministry, CMC President Dr. Feranda Williamson gave words of appreciation to fans and supporters, “I am just overwhelmed with “THANKS” to those that support the music of Chicago Mass Choir.  It is an honor to be listed with so many major gospel artists as one of the top billboard chart top 20 gospel albums.  It is great to be recognized for our music ministry.”

Chicago Mass Choir Kicks Off Summer Praise With TBN Performance

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

CMC TBNThe famed Chicago Mass Choir aims to give God praise all year long and gets Summer praise into high gear with a performance at TBN Studios in Aurora, Illinois.  CMC President Dr. Feranda Williamson shared these words: “TBN has so graciously allowed Chicago Mass Choir to share several selections from our new CD with their viewing audience.  This is truly a great opportunity, and we are very thankful to TBN for their support of Chicago Mass Choir.”

New Haven Records follows up the ever popular Thank You, Thank You Jesus with both a live video and lyric video for CMC’s latest single, I Give You Praise.

Chicago Mass Choir Readies New Single

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

After closing out the first day with a rousing performance at the Chicago Gospel Music Festival, the Chicago Mass Choir announces the release of I Give You Praise, the second single from theiChicago Mass Choirr Billboard charting disc We Give You Praise.

Ken Harding, President of New Haven Records offered words of adulation, “This may be the best album in Chicago Mass Choir’s 25 year history. The first single, “Thank You Thank You Jesus,” helped the CD debut at the #1 spot on Amazon Best Seller’s Gospel Praise and Worship Chart and #11 on the Amazon Gospel Music Best Seller’s Sales Chart. We’re particularly excited about the future of the new single, “I Give You Praise Lord,” because it’s the kind of worship song that can find its way into churches all across America…and the world!”

CMC President Dr. Feranda Williamson added, “It is such a humbling experience to see how our new project has been supported around the world! “I Give You Praise Lord” summarizes our gratitude for God’s continued blessings!”

 

Chicago Gospel Music Festival Welcomes Hezekiah Walker, Shirley Caesar and Travis Greene

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Travis Greene 2Chicago, the Gospel music capitol of the world celebrates Gospel music in a big way as it gets in gear for the 31st annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival taking place in downtown Chicago at Millennium Park June 3rd and 4th.  Among the headliners for this year’s fest are Grammy Award winners Bishop Hezekiah Walker and Pastor Shirley Caesar, Grammy nominees Travis Greene and Bryan Courtney Wilson as well as William Murphy and local Chicago favorites Chicago Mass Choir, Kenny Lewis and One Voice, The James  and more.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will also hosts several Gospel music events around the country including a conversation with Entertainment One VP Phil Thornton and recording artist Lalah Hathaway hosted by Michelle Williams on May 18th and a special Gospel music presentation on July 25th in Millennium Park featuring the Jones Family Singers and the Apostolic Church of God choir.

Check out the city of Chicago website for detailed information.

Chicago Mass Choir Makes A Joyful Noise With We Give You Praise

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

The Chicago Mass Choir stands on a proud legacy of music from the authentic Chicago experience and continues a proud heritage with the release of We Give You Praise, its 16th album on New Haven Records.  We Give You Praise sets the praises in motion, taking its cues from the infectious radio single, Thank You, Thank You Jesus.  CMC New Cover

Dr. Feranda Williamson, CMC President shares these sentiments:  Through the years, Chicago Mass Choir has brought unapologetically traditional gospel music to the Church. If it’s relevant and transforming, people will embrace it. Based on the amazing reaction to “Thank You Thank You Jesus,” We Give You Praise will be a landmark album in an already legendary career.”

Ken Harding, President of New Haven Records adds these words: We really appreciate the overwhelming support that “Thank You Thank You Jesus” is receiving from Gospel radio everywhere. The Chicago Mass Choir loves Gospel radio and Gospel radio loves the Chicago Mass Choir!”

Chicago Mass Choir Re-signs with New Haven Records

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Chicago Mass ChoirNew Haven Records President Ken Harding announced the re-signing of the legendary Chicago Mass Choir as plans are being finalized for the release of the choir’s 16th recording celebrating 25 years of chart topping hits.

CMC President and CEO Dr. Feranda Williamson shared these sentiments, “God’s faithfulness has been poured out on Chicago Mass Choir for the past 25 years. His blessings and favor culminate in this new CD, which we pray will bless and encourage people around the world!”

Longtime producer Percy Gray was in agreement: “This project is filled with traditional worship and praise songs for the choir. Get it for your Sunday church service—it’ll really bless you!”

 

Chicago Mass Choir Set To Record In Chicago

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Chicago Mass ChoirAfter 10 years, the nationally acclaimed Chicago Mass Choir will return to their hometown of Chicago to record their 16th live project on Saturday, May 3rd.  The  Grammy, Dove and Stellar Award nominated choir known for such hits as “I Can Go to The Rock”, “He That Believeth”, “Holy Ghost Power”, “You Love Me”, “Jesus Promised”  and “Mighty Good God” has carried the gospel across the country and abroad.

Chicago Mass Choir President Dr. Feranda Williamson expressed her excitement about their 16th Live Recording: “God has truly shown favor over Chicago Mass Choir by allowing us to minister both throughout the United States and abroad for over 23 years!  We are blessed to continue to be one of the top recording choirs in the nation and truly are humbled that our music continues to be played on gospel radio stations, the internet and other media.  On any given Sunday, there is a church choir or group that sings the music recorded by Chicago Mass Choir.  God has favored us with phenomenal singers, musicians and our producers (Percy Gray, Jr. & Jeral Gray, Sr.) to continue our mission to deliver excellence in all aspects of our music ministry.”

TV Monitor – Zacardi Cortez, Chicago Mass and Tramaine Hawkins on Bobby Jones

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Zacardi-Cortez-BiographyZacardi Cortez graces the stage of Bobby Jones Gospel this Sunday to tell the world, God Held Me Together.   The 26 year old Texan has been making waves in gospel with high profile performances with the likes James Fortune, John P. Kee, Rance Allen and others.  His debut CD, the introduction of Zacardi Cortez released last year dropped at #2 on the Billboard Gospel Chart and #8 on the R&B Albums Chart.  Cortez is currently traveling the country on the United as One Tour featuring Fortune, Kierra Sheard and VaShawn Mitchell.  Also appearing on BJG this week are the famed Chicago Mass Choir and 2013 BMI Trailblazer Tramaine Hawkins.

Michelle Williams, Israel&New Breed, Fred Hammond, And More! Check Out Some Highlights Of This Summer In Gospel Music!

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Israel & New Breed are set to release their much anticipated recording “Jesus At The Center“. Over the years Israel & New Breed have produced praise and worship standards for Christians across the globe. Their latest recording effort was recorded at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. The title track of the project, “Jesus at The Center” has already begun to create a buzz among churches across the world. “Your Presence Is Heaven” is the upcoming single from the project. Jason Nelson and James Fortune are also featured on the 2 disc 17 track project. “Jesus At The Center” is set to be released on August 14th, 2012.

 

 

 

 

You can check 0ut the legendary Fred Hammond headlining the Mcdonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour throughout the month of June in select cities. Special guests include Byron Cage, Canton Jones, Vashawn Mitchell, Myron Butler, and more! For remaining dates with ticket availability go to: http://mcdonaldsgospeltour.com/

June 23 – Chicago, Chicago Gospel Music Festival

June 29 – Atlanta, Full Gospel Conference

 

The Chicago Mass Choir will be in concert this saturday June 9th, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. Details are as follows:

Voices of Calvary Anniversary Concert

June 9, 2012-7pm

Mt. Calvary MB Church

1238 Briarville Rd, Madison (Nashville), TN

 

 

Michelle Williams signs to Light Records/eOne.  We know Michelle Williams from the powerhouse R&B/Pop girl group Destiny’s Child, and from her solo Gospel recording efforts (2002 “Heart To Yours“, and 2004 “Do You Know“). She has also graced the theatrical stage with roles in “Aida”, “The Color Purple”, and “Chicago”, where she was cast as the first African-American to play the lead role of the hit stage play.  We’re looking forward to the release of a single and new project in January of 2013 from Michelle Williams.

 


 

 

 

William McDowell is preparing for his first live DVD recording on June 29th, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. McDowell has penned one of the most impactful songs in Gospel music in the past 10 years, “I Give Myself Away“.  McDowell continues to raise the bar with his ability to offer songs that speak to the heart of praise and worship. He is joined by some of Gospel music’s best and brightest, and up and coming artists such as: Tasha Cobbs, Jason Nelson.