TGIP (GMWA Edition): “Love” – The Bishop’s ChoirPublished by Torrence Glenn on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm.
Well, it’s been a long few weeks. Last week I attended the Gospel Music Workshop Of America (GMWA) in Cincinnati, OH and as you probably know myself and some friends sat on the panel of the Verizon Unsigned Artist Showcase moderated by Neily Dickerson of the ND Co. throughout the week. It was a fun time and generally most of the artists and groups really brought it and I was able to give some truly constructive advice. (Some folks should have stayed home for real, but there’s always somebody walking around with a dream and bad hearing willing to try!)
But anyway, many of the singers and groups we got to check out were really good or had a lot of potential to have substantial and lasting careers and gospel so I figured my “Thank God It Played” posts for this week would feature some of them.
First up, The Bishop’s Choir from Trenton, NJ led by D. Corey Shipley. (He doesn’t put his name in the choir’s title but wanted to shout him out.) The full name of the choir is actually “The Bishop’s Choir of Cathedral Fellowship Ministries, Inc.” Yep, they’re a church choir but believe me when I tell you that they sing as if D. hand picked every last one of them! They’re awesome and maintain the hard core east choir sound that you know I grew up with and love. (I’m fighting for choirs to reclaim their place in gospel music. They’re NECESSARY!) They sing strong and make no qualms about it, but the music is still “accessible.” When they performed the song “Love” at the showcase I was instantly a fan.
Listen to “Love” and tell me what you think and then try and find their latest CD, “Trust Him.” You can find them on facebook at www.facebook.com/thebishopschoir.