Some 2016 Workshops/ Shows – Coming UP!

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

 

Gospel Workshops – Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, 2016

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   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      morningstar210@gmail.com

Our Anti- Pipeline Song and Poem are Done!

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

“Now Is The Time” Gospel Concert Saturday Sept. 26 7 p.m. West Cummington Church

Hallelujah!

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.