Story and photographs by Rudy Lu
Based upon the recent choir rehearsal held at Union College’s Memorial Chapel, the second annual Gospel Jubilee will certainly be a roof-raising evening at Proctors in Schenectady on Friday night. The Jubilee Mass Choir is composed of singers from a variety of local churches, while Union College’s Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir will perform under the direction of the Reverend Elgin J. Taylor Sr. of Sweet Missionary Baptist Church of Albany.
They will be joined in concert on Friday by the Emmanuel Baptist Church Praise Dancers of the Bronx and recording artist Kenneth Hamber, showcasing selections from his new CD Truly Blessed. And the very special headliner for the 2013 Gospel Jubilee will be four-time Grammy-nominated singer and Tony Award winner Melba Moore.