Ricky Dillard and jonathan nelson
Featuring the Miami Mass Choir and with Ebenezer United Methodist Church
April 3, 2011 at 4pm
Knight Concert Hall
Grammy-nominated gospel sensation Ricky Dillard has been spreading the good word for over 20 years. His signature style evokes the traditional church choir sound, and has brought him international acclaim and multiple Stellar and Dove Awards. Dillard founded the New Generation Chorale in 1988, and steered the group to gospel stardom with seven award-winning albums and featured appearances in major motion pictures, including Steve Martin’s “Leap of Faith,” and Whoopi Goldberg’s “Sister Act II.” Dillard and the “New G” have appeared on PBS, and collaborated with gospel queen Albertina Walker and pop diva Patti LaBelle. Dillard’s most recent album, The 7th Episode: Live in Toronto has spent over 60 weeks on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums.
Miami-based Jonathan Nelson is one of the freshest new voices on the gospel circuit. A Stellar Award-winning singer, songwriter, Nelson has penned tunes for some of gospel’s most renown stars, and has garnered widespread acclaim for his debut album, Right Now Praise. A modern day hymn writer, Nelson’s soulful, spiritual music is gospel that crosses racial and cultural boundaries to deliver heartfelt sermons that speak to everyone.
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