Chapter 2 Gospel in Roxbury for performance on Saturday
Roxbury — The glorious sounds of gospel music will fill the Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury on Saturday, May 16 at 3 p.m. when Chapter 2 returns. The group, which has performed to full houses on two previous occasions, will perform their fabulous mix of contemporary, urban, traditional and inspirational gospel music. This is music for everyone who loves great harmonies, beautiful voices and rousing lyrics. A meet and greet reception will follow the performance.
Chapter 2 was formed in 1999. Since then, European, South African and United States audiences have been praising and enjoying their unique gospel music. Native New Yorker Brian Dickerson, a music education graduate of New York University’s School of Music, and assisted by Terrance Dwight Talley, the group consists of 16 phenomenal voices from the New York City area who have individually been featured in stage productions of “Mama I Want to Sing,” “Dreamgirls,” “Smokey Joe’s Café,” “The Wiz,” “Raisin In the Sun,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,” “Showboat” and “Porgy and Bess,” Chapter 2 members have lent their voices and toured or recorded with some of music’s most prominent artists from gospel’s The Harlem Gospel Choir, Queen Esther & The Harlem Gospel Singers, Timothy Wright and Hezekiah Walker to platinum secular artists David Foster, Josh Groban, Alicia Keys, Elton John, Andre Rieu, Celine Dion, Carly Simon, Whitney Houston, Nataliae Cole, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Bolton, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Patti Labelle, Brian McKnight and opera diva Jesse Norman.
Chapter 2 has shared the gospel stage/opened for Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, Smokie Norful, Richard Smallwood, CeCe Winans, Dorinda Clark of the famed Clark Sisters, Dorothy Norwood and Donald Lawrence while the group’s professionalism and presence has opened doors for them in television (ABC’s Good Morning America) (PBS’s Soundstage (Live from Lincoln Center – Rose Hall w/Josh Groban) (NBC’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting) ABC’s Live w/Regis & Kelly) (NBCs Saturday Today Show) as well as commercial print advertising for JP Morgan Chase, Time Out Magazine, The New York Times and The New Yorker Magazine.
Chapter 2 has also been the featured house choir for various New York City gospel brunches such as The World Famous Blue Note Jazz Club, Justins (P-Diddy Combs Restaurant), Ambiance, BBQs and Spirit Cruises. www.myspace.com/chapter2musicministry.
For more information and reservations please call 607 326-7908. Tickets are $15, seniors and students $12.