A FAMILY FRIENDLY CONCERT WITH SONGS FROM MANY TRADITIONS! WE’VE GOT A SMALL BAND , AS WELL!
THIS CONCERT WILL MAKE YOU SMILE, SING AND MAYBE GET UP AND DANCE!
We’re so glad to welcome Moonlight Davis, who will lead us in some Gospel and R&B tunes….
WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US FOR GOOD MUSIC, GOOD FOLKS, GOOD FUN!
THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR OUR SECOND GOSPEL WORKSHOP ON MONDAY FEB. 1 . CALL 413-422-1010. Come celebrate and sing!
Friday Feb. 19th Noon Moonlight sings with Bob Weiner and Benny Kohn at the Amherst Survival Center. Free and open to the public
Sunday Feb. 21 House party in Boston
Monday Feb. 22 First meeting of the Wendell Community Chorus, directed by Morning Star
Friday March 25th We’ll be singing at the TREE CAT CAFE in the Treehouse Community in Easthampton. More details soon!
Saturday April 30th. We’re part of a Gospel Concert at the First Congregational Church in Greenfield. Afternoon Concert with 3 Gospel Groups. More details TBA
MOONLIGHT DAVIS , GOSPEL SOLOIST
MORNING STAR CHENVEN, CHORAL DIRECTOR
Mondays, Jan. 25 & Feb. 1, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wendell Town Hall
Experience immersion into the African-American Gospel music tradition. Moonlight Davis, brings many years of experience and a dynamic teaching style – so expect to be singing, clapping and moving.
This is not a religious workshop – but rather a time to celebrate life and sing together. Songs will be taught in congregational style and harmony. All who love to sing are welcome!
$20/single; $30/ both workshops some scholarships available
To reserve your place: email firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve mixed and mastered our studio recording of our song “Time To Stop The PIpeline” and the spoken word piece “When The Water Spoke”.You’ll find them at the “Music” part of this web page.
We recorded the work at Rotary Recording Studio in West Springfield. Personnel: Moonlight on vocals and piano; Morning Star on vocals; Ben Kohn, keyboard; Dave Christopolis, bass; Billy Arnold, drums; back up vocals: Laurie Didonato; Lou Leelyn, Mary Kate McNulty.
The pieces are co- produced by: Tibet Sprague; Diane Norman; Robert Greenspan
What: “Now Is the Time” Gospel Concert
When: Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Where: West Cummington Congregational Church, Cummington, Ma.
Who: Moonlight Davis, Gospel soloist
Special guest: Charles Neville, saxophone
Vocalists: Morning Star Chenven and the Spirit Singers: Toby Bobbit, Laurie Didonato, Mary Kate McNulty
The Spirit Brothers Band featuring: Ben Kohn, piano; Billy Arnold, drums; Dave Christopolis, bass
The show recreates the atmosphere of a Southern African American Pentecostal Church, with a modern, inclusive interpretation.
The music is uplifting and richly harmonized and audiences will find themselves singing, clapping, moving as the singers and band break into rhythms that are deeply embedded in the tradition. The concert is offered in a spirit of love and respect for all traditions.