The largest continuing gospel celebration in the Capital Region, Gospel Jubilee, is back at Proctors, with a highly-anticipated seventh edition sure to bring great joy and uplifting music to all in attendance.
The Union College Gospel Choir “Heavenly Voices” will be joining the Gospel Jubilee Mass Choir again this year!
Winning our hearts and our praise, the majestic voices of the Capital Region Jubilee Mass Choir and Jubilee Praise Dancers will be joined by Musical Director Reverend Elgin Joseph Taylor, Sr. and our headliner for this year, Gospel’s Greatest Storyteller, Dorothy Norwood.
Nothing short of a living legend, Dorothy Norwood has been entertaining, preaching, uplifting, mentoring, writing, and producing for more than fifty years.
Dorothy Norwood is an icon in the gospel music industry. Officially beginning her career in 1956, singing with Mahalia Jackson, Reverend James Cleveland, and with one of the greatest female gospel groups of all time, The Caravans. In 1960, she launched her solo career with Savoy Records, recording her first album, Johnny and Jesus in 1964. This release was quickly followed by Denied Mother in 1965, earning Norwood the title, “The World’s Greatest Storyteller.” Both projects certified gold.
She has recorded over 50 albums, five (5) of which were certified Gold. Moreover, she is the recipient of numerous awards and citations, including nine (9) Grammy Award nominations and the R.E.A. Robert Estevis Award for the album “The Caravans, Paved the Way.” Norwood was able to spread the Gospel in a mission field that was virtually closed to gospel artists when she agreed to do a 30 state American tour with Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones.
Not only is she a skillful world-class vocalist extraordinaire, she is also an ordained minister of the Gospel. In 2012, as an entrepreneur, she created and established her own record label, Dorothy Norwood Music Group (DNMG).
You won’t want to miss Dorothy Norwood on the Proctors MainStage on Friday, April 20, 2018.
Gospel Jubilee also has a strong tradition of giving special recognition to community leaders and past trailblazers like Dr. Georgetta Dix, Rev. Dr. Minnie L. Burns, Annette De Lavallade, Margaret Cunningham, and Artis Kitchen, as well as Wes Holloway, retired VP of Diversity, Price Chopper and Reverend Albert J. Holman, retired pastor of Mt. Olivet Missionary Baptist Church.
The 7th Annual Gospel Jubilee will also feature a special salute to DJ Edward “Pee Wee” Harris, Albany’s Legendary Black Radio Announcer.