Ebenezer AME Church Revamps Music DeptPublished by Torrence Glenn on Monday, April 12, 2010 at 8:37 pm.
Sorry folks, I’m in between 2 places and blogging from the Blackberry, so forgive any errors. Wanted to get you this info quick.
As you know, changes in Church leadership have been in the air. Well, as with Pastors, sometimes music leaders move around too!
Ebenezer AME church has tapped 2 UBER qualified artists I respect and admire to join their already mega talented music departments.
Ricky Dillard is joining the staff as a choir director! Umm seriously, can you imagine Ricky Dillard being your church choir director? I’m just saying, that almost makes me wanna hop an amtrak every other Sunday or something! Ha!
Also, one of our favorite males from Sunday Best 2, Clifton Ross is also joining the music staff. I’m waiting to find out what his position will be. Whatever it is, he’ll be good at it because he’s an excellent choir director (he directs the Howard University Gospel Choir who were just featured on Bobby Jones Gospel), and he sings his face off!
I’m told the choir was introduced to Ricky tonight (Monday) but the news has been in the works for some time now. (See, if you ask me to hold onto information when I ask about something, I generally comply. )
Recording artist Earnest Pugh is no longer employed by the church. I understand Ebenezer discontinued the work relationship last week along with an informal announcement made by Earnest on his Facebook page.
Byron Cage remains the Minister of Music at the church. Ebenezer also counts recording artist Tye Tribbett on it’s music/ministerial staff so I’m sure service was already on point and with the additions of Ricky Dillard and Clifton Ross, it’s only getting better.
Who’s coming with me to Ft. Washington, MD? Ha!