Gospel music is a music genre in Christian music. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace. Gospel music usually has dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) with Christian lyrics. Gospel music can be traced to the early 17th century, with roots in the black oral tradition
The Harlem Gospel Choir is an American gospel choir based in Harlem, New York. It is one of the United States's most prominent gospel choirs.
The group comprises 65 members, ranging in age from 17 to 70. It has toured the world, logging two million travel miles. They have appeared on national television programs such as Good Morning America, Top Chef: New York and The Colbert Report. They have performed for Pope John Paul II and Paul McCartney, and have performed with The Chieftains, Diana Ross, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Jimmy Cliff, Lyle Lovett, Lisa Marie Presley, Volbeat, Bono from U2, André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, Jessica Simpson and Josh Groban.
The group was founded on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, 1986 (January 15, 1986) by Allen Bailey.
Harlem and Gospel Choirs, surely one of the must-do activities while visiting the New York City. Attend local Service with the powerful Gospel choirs. But not only that, Harlem has so much history: rich in architecture and culture, home of some of the most important Blues and Jazz artists. Explore it all to the fullest with an escorted tour in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Portuguese. It's an amazing experience that gives your goosebumps all over your body.