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Chicago Mass Choir

Chicago Mass Choir

As a young teen, James C. Chambers became director of the Radio Choir and later organized the youth choir at the Haven of Rest M.B. Church. Church, however, was not the only place where his gift was realized. In 1971, under the guidance of his music instructor at CVS, he crossed denomination barriers and organized the Ecclesiastes Community Choir.

This choir was nourished by James and the Lord for more than 20 years, and ECC flourished into one of the country's finest singing aggregations. During this period James was active in other gospel organizations. His talents and skills allowed him and ECC the honor to perform with many well known artists, gospel and secular. He travelled throughout this country conducting workshops in Choir Administration and Choral Directing. His ability to motivate singing aggregations to always give God the Best was second to none.

In July 1988, James' greatest vision became reality when the ECC Music Workshop commenced at the Adult Continuing Education Department of Kennedy King College. Its purpose was to enhance the performance quality and music administration of gospel music and to unite this city's choirs, community organizations, musicians, songwriters, and soloists. During that first workshop in 1988, James founded and presented the Chicago Mass Choir. In 1991 Chicago Mass was nominated in five categories for the Gospel Music Excellence awards and winner of Best New Artist. In 1992, the Chicago Mass recording "I Can Go to the Rock" was winner of Song of the Year.

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Chicago Mass Choir : Just Having Church : 00  1 CD :  : 027072807320 : NEWH28073.2

Chicago Mass Choir : Just Having Church

Review: "Just Having Church", is an unforgettable experience that raises the roof on Gospel Choir Music. This project from the Grammy, Dove and Stellar Award nominated group is their most impressive to date. Recorded live in front of a packed house at St. Stephen Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, Just Having Church is suitably titled. From songs like Spirit of the Living God to Let's Praise Jesus to He's Alright, the Chicago Mass Choir uses their unique gift to give listeners an incredible blend of traditional gospel and modern worship. The 80-member Chicago Mass Choir is hitting the road like never before, with feature appearances at the Inspirational Network's Camp Meeting, the Gospel Music Channel's "Hometown Gospel Special, and the 23rd Annual Chicago Gospelfest. Since their first recording 17 years ago, the Chicago Mass Choir has grown into one of the strongest and most exciting choirs on the Gospel scene and is now considered one of the top traditional choirs in the country. "Just Having Church" continues the tradition of excellence and will be a must-have CD for any Gospel collection.

Songlist: We Can Do All Things, God Is My Everything, He's Alright, Wash Me, Lord, Hold On, Every Chance I Get, I Will Praise Him, I Believe in the Power of God, I'm Gonna Praise the Lord, Spirit of the Living God, Sending Up Our Praises, Let's Praise Jesus, I Heard

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5230c | 00 1 CD | $15.95 | Some a cappella Gospel Group Harmony CDs


Chicago Mass Choir : Just Having Church : DVD :  : 027072807399 : NEWH28073DVD

Chicago Mass Choir : Just Having Church

Review: "Just Having Church", is an unforgettable experience that raises the roof on Gospel Choir Music. This project from the Grammy, Dove and Stellar Award nominated group is their most impressive to date. Recorded live in front of a packed house at St. Stephen Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, Just Having Church is suitably titled. From songs like Spirit of the Living God to Let's Praise Jesus to He's Alright, the Chicago Mass Choir uses their unique gift to give listeners an incredible blend of traditional gospel and modern worship. The 80-member Chicago Mass Choir is hitting the road like never before, with feature appearances at the Inspirational Network's Camp Meeting, the Gospel Music Channel's "Hometown Gospel Special, and the 23rd Annual Chicago Gospelfest. Since their first recording 17 years ago, the Chicago Mass Choir has grown into one of the strongest and most exciting choirs on the Gospel scene and is now considered one of the top traditional choirs in the country. "Just Having Church" continues the tradition of excellence and will be a must-have DVD for any Gospel collection.

Songlist: Intro, We Can Do All Things, Sending Up Our Praises, God Is My Everything, Spirit of the Living God, I Heard, He's Alright, Hold On, Let's Praise Jesus, Every Chance I Get, I Will Praise Him, Wash Me, Lord, Intro to I Believe (testimony), I Believe in the Power of God, I'm Gonna Praise the Lord

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5230d | DVD | $19.95 | Some a cappella Gospel DVDs

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