Sunday Gospel Show
Sunday Night Gospel Concert Sunday, July 28, 2019 Chief Sepass Theatre Show: 7:00 - 10:00pm
Featuring: The Sojourners, a multi-award winning, Juno-nominated vocal gospel trio with the Marcus Mosely Chorale
The formative years that Marcus Mosely, Will Sanders and Khari McClelland spent singing in the churches of their hometowns – Ralls, Texas; Alexandria, Louisiana and Detroit, Michigan respectively – give The Sojourners’ sound an authentic edge that only comes with experience. This is real gospel — blessed with a soul that can’t be faked.
This is not music that strives to be polite. In The Sojourners’ universe, echoes of doo wop, R&B, country and blues weave together to create a unique sound that has all but vanished from today’s world. This is gospel music that can take a punch and remain standing. Singing praise music with their own special ‘stank’, the Vancouver based Sojourners sound just as at home in a road house bar as they do in a revival tent.
Highlights of the group’s time together include a definitive show with the Dixie Hummingbirds, opening spots with Jim Byrnes at the Vancouver Jazz Festival for both Dr. John and the Blind Boys of Alabama and featured stages at most of the major Canadian folk and roots festivals.
The summer of 2018 had The Sojourners back in the studio recording their fourth full-length album Freedom Never Dies, produced by John Raham (Frazey Ford, The Be Good Tanyas). The first single off of the album, The Ballad of Harry Moore, is a gospel classic, sung a cappella in the Sojourners powerful, yet truly uplifting form. Freedom Never Dies is scheduled for release in the spring of 2019.
Marcus Mosely Corale
People may not remember who you are, but they will remember how you made them feel-that's what the music of the Marcus Mosely Chorale is all about. Many voices...one song, all culminating in joy.
The Marcus Mosely Chorale of 50 singers, sings in the Black African Gospel style, fused with soul and jazz, featuring some unique arrangements by artistic director, Marcus Mosely, musical director, Bill Sample and choral director, Darlene Ketchum.
Now in its 8th season, the Chorale has performed with soloists Dee Daniels, Eleanor Collins (recipient of the Order of Canada), the late Leon Bibb, Jane Mortifee, Cayla Brooks, Dawn Pemberton, Leora Cash, Jim Byrnes and the Sojourners (2014 winners of Spiritual Album of the Year).
In addition to performing their own concerts throughout the Lower Mainland, the Chorale celebrates Black History month in an annual concert at the end of January. The Chorale has performed at the Con Brio Music Festival in Whistler, Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver, Out for Lunch concert series at the Vancouver Art Gallery, been on Shaw TV's "On Rush", at the 2015 Senior Games (North Vancouver), as guests of the Arts Club Theatre, Canada Day (Canada Place and Waterfront Park, North Vancouver), Mission Folk Festival and performed for the past four years at the Vancouver Jazz Festival's jazz Vespers series.
In May, 2017, The Chorale was proud to release its first CD “Labour of Love”.