JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – The award-winning Mississippi Mass Choir prepares to record a new album on Friday. It will be the first in 10 years.
For over 30 years, the legendary Mississippi Mass Choir has enjoyed blessing people around the world with their gospel music.
If you wonder if it took them so long to record a new album.
Well, the “pandemic” forced them to put their production plans on hold, but now they’re back and excited for Friday’s live taping.
Gospel music echoed throughout Anderson United Methodist Church.
The 200+ strong voices of the Magnificent and mighty Mississippi Mass Choir prepare to record their new album A Recording That Lasted 10 Years.
“It’s necessary because so many people need help, they need encouragement, and they need another reason to wake up the next day and accomplish the things that God has for them in their lives,” said choir member Yolanda Clay Moore. .
Moore says it has always been a dream to be part of a legendary choir.
“The Mississippi Mass Choir is an institution.”
Jerry Mannery couldn’t agree more. He is the general manager of the choir.
“We’re so excited and Patrice, I’m serious.”
The Mississippi Mass Choir is no stranger to success and national spotlight.
Founded by the late gospel singer and record company executive Frank Williams, the Mississippi Mass Choir was formed in 1988.
The choir’s debut album stayed at number one atop Billboard magazine’s chart for 45 consecutive weeks, setting a record for all musical genres.
“We went before the president, we got invited to tour Italy, we got asked to play for Pope John Paul and his summer residence. ESPN, our song, ‘I’m not tired yet “.
“Really” was a theme song for Scott Van Pelt’s Sports Center. We did a national Nissan ad, so really, God opened doors that we couldn’t even imagine,” Mannery said.
The highly anticipated new album is finally here.
“We used to record every couple of years, but the pandemic has extended that, and can you believe it’s been 10 years since we came out,” Mannery said.
Despite the many challenges over the years, they are now back and better than ever.
“The sound is one of a kind. When you have all these people coming together, over 200 voices making one body and one sound, you can’t beat that,” producer Stan Jones said.
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