2003-02-08 / Community

Sanders To Host Gospel Extravaganza

Sanders To Host Gospel Extravaganza

On February 7, Councilman James Sanders Jr., Speaker Gifford Miller, along with the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus of the City Council of New York will host a day of praise and inspiration honoring the tradition of gospel.

The event will be held at Surrogate Court in Manhattan, located at 31 Chambers Street. It will begin at 4:30 p.m.

"Gospel charted our earliest footprints from bondage to freedom," stated Councilman Sanders. The Councilman continued saying, "Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus or we shall overcome. Can we ever forget never to be forgotten songs of freedom?"

Councilman Sanders, who chairs the Committee on Economic Development, applauded Speaker Miller for his enthusiastic support for the groundbreaking program. "A gospel program of this magnitude is a first for the City Council. Speaker Miller has embraced the diversity of our city and he is working to make good things happen for all of our people."

Scheduled to perform are world-renowned gospel choirs that include Reverend Timothy Wright and the Concert Choir; Professor James Hall and Worship and Praise; Earl Jones, Jr. and Forever Anointed; Bishop Eric Figueroa and New Life Tabernacle Mass Choir; Tre Cooper and E.J. Chancellor Choir of First Calvary; Sheree Gardner, Twins and Sons of Glory; and Dickson Guillaume and the Haitian Interdenominational Mass Choir. Special recognition will also be given to distinguished individuals who have contributed to the enrichment and continuance of the gospel tradition.

This gospel event was the brainchild of Ms. Andrea Duncan, Chief of Staff to Councilman James Sanders Jr. It was organized with the help of Ms. Ida Cooper, a lover of gospel and management consultant to many gospel performers.

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