Mr. Patterson to Conduct Millennium Choir at MFA Holiday Performances
Belmont Hill’s Director of Music Donnell Patterson will once again conduct the Millennium Gospel Choir at performances at the MFA on December 20 and 21. The annual holiday concert is mostly gospel music with a lot of audience participation. “It’s a rockin’ good time,” said Mr. Patterson, adding that, “last year the two shows sold out, so they added a third.” The Boston Globe describes this performance of seasonal music as, “Always, the power of the choir was palpable, and its ability to sound reverent, even tender, was riveting.”
The choir of 200, consisting of musicians and singers from the greater Boston area, is co-directed by Mr. Patterson and Dana Hall’s Director of Music, David Coleman. Over the years, notable appearances by the group have included performing at the Democratic National Convention in Boston and Riverside Church in New York City. Members of the Millennium Gospel Choir have traveled as far as South Africa to perform and have participated in commemorating major events in the city of Boston including providing musical accompaniment to Patti Labell and James Taylor at the opening the Fleet Center, now known as the TD Garden.
Founded in 2000 through the New England Conservatory, the Millennium Gospel Choir draws its members from area church choirs who are hand-selected for their talent and dedication to gospel music.
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