Join us for an evening of music that spans generations and unites multiple threads of the rich tapestry that is black gospel music. In addition to their ensembles, Donald Lawrence and Vincent Bohanan will perform with a community choir comprising singers from New Haven and surrounding areas. This event is supported by the Music and the Black Church program at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Register for the event here. Masks are required for this event. Live stream will be available. Questions about the community choir can be directed to Eric Donnelly
Donald Lawrence is a songwriter, producer, composer, music/choir director, and a recording artist. He is the guiding force behind such number one hits as “Encourage Yourself,” “Back II Eden” and “The Blessing of Abraham.” Equally at home in both the inspirational and contemporary arenas, the multiple Grammy and Stellar Award winner has collaborated with a diverse roster, including such marquee names as Karen Clark Sheard, Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, En Vogue and Mary J. Blige. Read more.
Vincent Bohanan founded “The Sound of Victory (SOV) Fellowship Choir” in January 2014. He nurtured his musical virtuosity as a young child, was fortunate to have been mentored and has developed his credentials into a list of accomplishments with esteemed musical groups. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Business and Audio from Five Towns College. He has worked with “The Institutional Radio Choir” and alongside Vy Higginsen and “The Mama Foundation”, a highly respected performing arts foundation located in Harlem. The Sound of Victory Fellowship Choir was established to provide young gospel singers with the platform and outlet to freely develop and express their musical talents in a positive way. Read more.