Brooklyn’s St. Mark Holy Church of America, Inc.
In Conjunction with Vocal Pointe Ministries International
SING ME TO HEAVEN: Black History/Lent Concert
NEW YORK CITY, NY – February 8, 2010 – What happens when you take a Pentecostal Church in Brooklyn, NY, and couple them with four of the nations finest up and coming classical artists? You’ll experience an awesome worship experience that can only take place at the St. Mark Holy Church of America, Inc.
St. Mark Holy Church has a rich history and legacy as Brooklyn’s Gospel Landmark.
The church is known for its traditions of lifting up the best offerings of musical performances throughout the New York area. Bishop Nathaniel Townsley, Jr. and his Gospel Jubilee, a performance entity of the church, have traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad, spreading the message of hope taught in his church. The church displays the arts in a distinctive, unparalleled manner and is the only church of its kind in the Brooklyn area. Many up and coming gospel legends, have made St. Mark one of their primary places to stop on the Brooklyn, Fulton Street Thorough-fare.
“This concert is a chance to infuse the best in gospel music and couple it with the best that the classical music genre has to offer this world.” says Kenneth Alston, St. Mark deacon and Founder of Vocal Pointe Ministries International. “When possible, we should try to use multiple genres of music in order to properly reach out to the people in our communities, and sometimes even introduce something more than has been done before. Sing Me To Heaven successfully does this.”
The concert will feature performances by soprano Brandie Sutton formerly of the opera program at The Catholic University of Washington DC, tenor Terrance Tarver formerly of Howard University, Washington, DC, bass-baritone Soloman Howard currently the jewel of the opera program at the Manhattan School of Music, and counter-tenor Ken Alston, Jr. of the off-Broadway production Three Mo Tenors. In addition, there will be a performance by a Gospel ensemble comprising of some of the best vocalists in the tri-state area.
Expected in attendance are several civic leaders and leaders in the New York musical community. The worship service will take place starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday February 24, 2010 at the St. Mark Holy Church of America, Inc. 1980 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233. This event is apart of the Wednesday Lenten Worship Series: The Pattern of Following Christ in His Suffering continues…For every Believer. All services for the seven weeks will be held both at Noon and 7 p.m.