Every Praise & Virginia Union Gospel Choir feat. J. David Bratton

Wed, 01 January - hours 17:00
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Every Praise & Virginia Union Gospel Choir feat. J. David Bratton

"Gospel Explosion" EVERY PRAISE & VIRGINIA UNION GOSPEL CHOIR feat. J. DAVID BRATTON The choir includes some of the best gospel singers and musicians from Virginia and New York. Altogether, thirty artists on stage. Bratton, producer, author, teacher, is considered a giant of Gospel music both in the United States and in Europe where he has made numerous tours, always with great success. His talent as composer, performer and soloist has given him the opportunity to collaborate with several leading artists on the international gospel scene such as Edwin Hawkins (the author of Oh Happy Day), Roberta Flack and Pattie LaBelle, as well as Anastasia and Dee Dee Bridgewater. In 2008 his song Selah received a nomination at the Dove Gospel Awards as "best gospel song". In 2014 with Every Praise he reached the top of the US charts on the Gospel/Spiritual circuit, also winning the "Dove Awards". Under his guidance, Every Praise & Virginia Union Gospel Choir, although with deep roots in traditional gospel, seeks to combine the history of this music with a young and modern show, where stage presence, elegance and style are as important as the themes and vocality. We must not, however, lose sight of the fact that gospel is not only an artistic experience but also, and above all, a testimony of faith. For these extraordinary singers, music represents something more than mere words in melody: it is a force capable of encouraging and involving anyone who is listening, becoming for each person a precious source of inspiration.