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The Georgia Mass Choir

September 23rd, 2011 by Black Gospel Choir

Macon, Georgia

Formed in 1983, the 150-voice Georgia Mass Choir came to prominence through highly visible appearances in the Whitney Houston film The Preacher’s Wife and at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Lead voice, songwriter, and founder Rev. Milton Biggham had spent time organizing Savoy Records, but returned to his home state to organize the choir from over 600 applicants. Naturally, the Georgia Mass Choir began recording for Savoy, and released their first album Yes, He Can in the mid-’80s. Additional albums followed, and by the early ’90s, the group began to be recognized around the nation as one of the leading gospel choirs through Grammy and Dove Award nominations, and the gift of the Keys to the City of Atlanta. Film director Penny Marshall cast them in The Preacher’s Wife in 1996, and the choir also received a Gospel Music Workshop of America Excellence Award.

Biography by John Bush, All Music Guide

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2 Responses

  1. Ethel M Moore Says:

    I really,really like this song it touch my heart, because I sure do owe Him my life. Thank you Jesus!

  2. Janice Reed Says:

    Greetings,

    What began in 1971 as a Thanksgiving, meal hosted by founder Rev. Hosea L Williams along with his lovely wife Juanita T Williams to show respect to Atlanta’s homeless population has grown to one of Atlanta’s’ vital resources and our cities front line in feeding and assisting the working poor and homeless. Rev Hosea L Williams was a Civil Rights Icon, and Field General to Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

    We are preparing for our upcoming Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless Foundation Holiday Dinner for Easter 2012.

    We serve over 40,000 hot meals per dinner. Please go our website http://www.hoseafeedthehungry.com to get a better idea of the impact Hosea Feed the Hungry has on Atlanta’s working poor and homeless. Some of the key programs include Homeless Prevention/Financial Assistance, Housing Assistance, & Daily Living programs.

    I am the Music Ministry Director and have Ministry & Entertainment opportunities for our dinners. I would like to know if you are available to minister to our guests, volunteers and concerned others at our upcoming Easter Holiday Dinner April 8, 2012.It will be held at the fabulous Georgia Dome.

    This would be a benefit appearance. We are a 501c3 Non profit and do not have funds for music ministry however your performance is tax deductible.

    Please give me a call at 404-212-1675.Thank you in advance.

    Peace & Blessings, Janice Reed

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