“Lift Every Voice: Welcoming Diverse Traditions”

Via CaribbeanNews

A concept borne from a bi-annual Carnegie Hall gospel concert series billed “A Night of Inspiratio­nal” bloomed uptown Manhattan recently when Ray and Vivian Chew curated a free, musically, spirited collaboration of church choirs to sing inside the Park Avenue Synagogue.

Titled “Lift Every Voice: Welcoming Diverse Traditions” the event curated by the couple delivered a program of songs rendered by members of the Harlem Japanese Choir, the Christian Cultural Center and Baptist choirs gleaned from New Jersey and New York to feature cantor Rabbi Azi Schwartz who has been a staple headliner at the Carnegie Hall concerts.

To describe it as rocking faiths might be an understatement because a packed assembly filled the sanctuary to make a joyful noise and did just that when the choirs backed the reputed cantor and song stylist Valerie Simpson and others.

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