Mississippi Children's Choir

The Mississippi Children's Choir has earned their spot in the gospel music world since the moment they began making music. The choir was formed in 1990 to open a concert for the world's Number 1 Mississippi Mass Choir. The crowd attending and the Malaco producers couldn't believe their ears. The children's choir have been singing and recording ever since. Its 200 members, ages 7 to 17, are chosen through individual auditions and hail from about 25 Mississippi cities. Since its 1990 founding, the Mississippi Children's Choir have produced three albums, all to great fanfare.

It absolutely has become gospel music's most acclaimed children's choir. That blessed concert for which the choir came together was in the cavernous Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, Mississippi, Malaco Record's hometown. The Mississippi Mass Choir was performing to record its future Billboard Number 1 album, God Gets the Glory, live for a crowd of 7,500. When the children sang to warm up the audience, the response was so overwhelming that plans began immediately for their own album. Their debut disc, Children of the King, became an instant hit when it was released in 1992. After moving up Billboard's Top Gospel Album chart, it won a GMWA (Gospel Music Workshop of America) Excellence Award and a Best New Artist nomination from gospel's coveted Stellar Awards. In 1994, the choir released its second album, A New Creation, with even larger success. Not only did this album sell nearly 100,000 copies, but also it showcased a new artist, 14-year old Bryan Wilson. Bryan's anointed lead on His Eye is On the Sparrow for the choir led to his first solo album also on Malaco. As a result, both the choir and Bryan captured the 1996-97 Stellar nominations in the same category for Children's Performance of the Year.

The choir returned with its third, show stopping live album and video, When God's Children Get Together, in 1998. It was met with a non-stop standing ovation when it was recorded before an audience of 4,000 at Greater Bethlehem Temple in Jackson, Mississippi. The album also introduced young solo star, Onitshaw Shaw, a Los Angeles sensation, and featured Malaco recording artist Rev. Benjamin Cone. The Mississippi Children's Choir is the "junior" choir of Malaco's Mississippi Mass Choir. The same ministers of music, Jerry Smith and David R. Curry lead the choir. The children's choir is directed by Dorcus Thigpen. Executive director is Jerry Mannery.

Discography

When God's Children Get Together

House of the Lord
All We Have
I'm Blessed
Anointing
Whiter than Snow
The Shepherd Song
Things Go Better With Christ
Remember Me
Joy of my Salvation
Throne of Mercy
O Come Let Us Adore Him (The Little Boy and his Boat)

Based at Anderson United Methodist Methodist Church in Jackson, MS, the Mississippi Children's Choir, with hot soloist Steven Johnson, accompanied by a rocking band, wastes little time getting down on the spiritual "House of the Lord." This CD brings us 11 (accompanied) tunes, many we haven't heard before: "All We Have," "I'm Blessed," "Anointing," "Whiter Than Snow," "The Shepherd Song," "Things Go Better With Christ," "Remember Me," "Joy of My Salvation," "Throne of Mercy," and "O Come Let Us Adore Him (The Little Boy and His Boat)." "When God's Children" has all the spiritual joy and youthful energy you can imagine, the kind that brings you up out of the pew to dance in the aisles and sing along. Wonderful children's art in the liner notes. This is the real thing and highly recommended!
6733 CD $15.98


Children of the King

Come On Children
The Good Samaritan
His Eye Is One the Sparrow
It's Me O Lord
Inside Out
I Love You Jesus
The Caterpillar's Song
Let's Change the World

Jackson Mississippi-based Mississippi Children's Choir has it all‹a rocking band that could back up Earth, Wind and Fire or Jimmy Cliff as needed, an appreciative live audience, great new (Contemporary Christian) songs, and youthful joy, energy and spirituality. 8 songs: "Come On Children," the reggae song "The Good Samaritan," "His Eye Is On The Sparrow," "It's Me, O Lord," "Inside Out," "I Love You Jesus," "The Caterpillar's Song," and "Let's Change The World." "A New Creation" is about celebration, dancing in the aisles and the love of Jesus‹highly recommended!
6734 CD $15.98


A New Creation

The Caterpillar's Song (Jerry Mannery, Jerry Smith)
Come on Children (David R. Curry)
I Love You Jesus (Sharon Terry, Jerry Smith, K. Williams)
The Good Samaritan (Sondra Lee-Bell)
Inside Out (Lannie Spann-McBride)
His Eye Is on the Sparrow (Trad arr. by Jerry Smith)
It's Me O Lord (Trad arr. by David R. Curry, Jr.)
Let's Change the World (David R. Curry, Jr., Dorcus Thigpen)

This is the choir's second album which met with great success when first released when it sold nearly 100,000 copies, but it also showcased a new artist, 14-year old Bryan Wilson. Bryan's anointed lead on His Eye is On the Sparrow for the choir led to his first solo album also on Malaco. As a result, both the choir and Bryan captured the 1996-97 Stellar nominations in the same category for Children's Performance of the Year.
8441 CD $15.98



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