The Spirit Chorale of Los Angeles
The Spirit Chorale celebrates over 20 years on a journey of preserving music of African-American composers; especially the Negro spiritual. Director and founder, Byron J. Smith has the pleasure of working with some of the most sought-after voices in
The chorale has
received rave reviews and critical acclaim for their performances before many
noted audiences such as the American Choral Directors Association National
Convention, Choral Conductor Guild National Convention, The National
Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. National Convention, the San Diego
Symphony and numerous churches and
concert halls throughout the country. They have also performed and recorded
with artist such as Barry Manilow, Clifton Davis, Hector Oliveras, Andre
Crouch, Della Reese, Larnelle Harris and Richard Smallwood. Spirit
also prides themselves on their work with Wynton Marsallis on the movie
"Rosewood,“ and his “All Rise” project. They have also been
featured on Extreme Makeovers-Home Edition and Christmas music on the ABC
television game show “Jeopardy.“ They have had two successful tours of
The Spirit Chorale prides itself on the preservation of the Negro spiritual and programs compositions by some favorite composers including Jester Hairston, Hall Johnson, Undine Smith Moore, Moses Hogan, Richard Jackson and more. Director Smith, known for many outstanding gospel arrangements, provides these and many more uplifting arrangements to complete the program.
The Spirit Chorale of Los Angeles have completed and released three CD projects, “Trust Jesus Christ”, “I Surrender All” and their 10th anniversary project “Worship the Lord.” They have recently released a live recording of their 17th Anniversary Concert, "A Sweet, Sweet Spirit" where they debuted Porgy and Bess: Revisited. A Soulful staged version of the classical opera Porgy and Bess.
The Spirit Chorale of Los Angeles; a unique choral ensemble, blessed with a special message of hope, life and love!
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