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Internationally known for its versatile Gospel music sound, Chicago Mass Choir has entertained thousands since 1988 with traditional, praise and worship music or simply put “foot-stompin', Jesus-praisin' Church music. Chicago Mass Choir was also featured in the eight-week GMC series, “America Sings,” hosted by Drew Lachey. The group also has an extensive list of recordings including Chicago Mass Choir’s latest CD/DVD, Chicago Mass Choir Presents, “XV”-Live, which has received five 2012 Stellar Award nominations and led to a 14 city tour of Spain in December of 2011.
Tickets for the Chicago Mass Choir are $25 and on sale now. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, January 30, online at www.ticketcenterstage.com, by phone 937.228.3630 or toll free 888.228.3630 or in person at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office, located in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center.
More About Chicago Mass Choir
The Chicago Mass Choir is a component of the ECC Music Workshop, organized by the late James C. Chambers in 1988 in Chicago, Illinois. The choir consists of dedicated members, including ministers and evangelists from various denominations. Chicago Mass Choir is known for its versatile Traditional and Praise and Worship Gospel music sound.
The award winning Chicago Mass Choir has received numerous awards and nominations, including 2009 Stellar Award nominations for, Choir of the Year, Traditional CD & Choir of the Year and Song of the Year, 2005 Dove Award Nomination, 2004 and 2005 Grammy, and Stellar Award Nominee for Choir of the Year and Traditional CD of the Year, 2002 recipient of the K-Mart Choir Of the Year Award and recipient of the 2000 Chicago Music Award for Best Gospel CD of the Year.
Since 1990, the Chicago Mass Choir has recorded 15 Billboard charting projects: “Right Now-If You Believe,” “Call Him Up,” “He that Believeth,” “Please Don’t Leave Me,” “I’m So Grateful,” “Chicago Mass Choir Greatest Hits,” “Hold On-Don’t Give Up,” “You Love Me,” “Keep Your Mind On Jesus,” “Saved, Sealed, Delivered,” “Calling On You,” “Chicago Mass Choir-Live In Nashville,” “Project Praise: Live in Atlanta,” “Just Having Church-Live”
Chicago Mass Choir’s latest CD/DVD, “Chicago Mass Choir Presents, “XV”-Live”
Chicago Mass Choir is no stranger to National Television and has been featured on BET’s “Bobby Jones Gospel,” “GMC’s Hometown Gospel” and the 2011 “Gospel Super-fest TV Show.” This multifaceted choir was also the featured artist for the opening reception of the Broadway Musical, The Color Purple in Chicago, IL.
They have recorded and performed with many recording artists, such as Bob Dylan on his 2009 Gospel CD/DVD “Gotta Have Somebody,” with the “Three More Tenors” and Umphrey’s McGee and Onirama (Athens, Greece).
Under the leadership of Dr. Feranda B. Williamson, President/CEO and musical direction of Percy Gray, Jr., Chicago Mass Choir has completed several 10 city tours throughout Switzerland. In 2008, they were the featured artist for a two night concert in Thessaloniki, Greece and in 2009 a two week tour in Athens, Greece. In December 2010, the choir toured Northern and Southern Italy for a 12 city concert tour (including concerts in Croatia and Switzerland)
Chicago Mass Choir’s latest CD/DVD, “Chicago Mass Choir Presents, “XV”-Live,”
The Chicago Mass Choir is a word-based organization committed to ministering the Word of God to the nations through their music.
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Victoria Theatre Association is one of Dayton’s premier arts organizations, presenting the Premier Health Partners Broadway Series, the PNC Family Series, the Michelob Ultra Cool Films series, Star Attractions, the Projects Unlimited Variety Series, KeyBank African-American Festival, and the Physicians for Kids Discovery Series, which features curriculum-enhanced live theatre productions for school children. Victoria Theatre Association is proud of its alliance with the Dayton Opera. In addition to the performances it presents, Victoria Theatre Association also manages the historic Victoria Theatre, the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, and the Metropolitan Arts Center, which houses The Loft Theatre. Victoria Theatre Association receives funding from a variety of diverse public, corporate, individual and private sources, including the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District and the Ohio Arts Council.