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Harlem Gospel Choir: Birmingham Town Hall

by Midlands Entertainment

On Tuesday, 14th June 2011, Winkball video reporters were at the Town Hall in Birmingham to see the Harlem Gospel Choir perform and also to speak to members of the audience both before and after the concert which is part of the Choir's U.K tour. The Harlem Gospel Choir is an American gospel choir based in Harlem, New York. It is one of the United States's most prominent gospel choirs. The group was founded on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, 1986 (January 15, 1986) by Allen Bailey. The group comprises 40 singers and musicians but performs on tour with a formant of nine singers and two musicians (keyboards and drums). It has toured the world, logging over two million travel miles. They have appeared on national television programs including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Top Chef, New York, and The Colbert Report. They have performed for Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI, Sir Elton John and DisneyWorld. They have performed with The Chieftains, Diana Ross, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Jimmy Cliff, Lyle Lovett, Lisa Marie Presley, Bono and U2, André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, Jessica Simpson, John Legend, Razor Light, The Gorillas, Simple Minds, Robin Gibb, Live, Red Hurley and most recently with Josh Groban. They have recorded with The Scissor Sisters, Friendly Fires, Gil Scott Heron, Lexie Stobi, and The Chieftains. Were you at the concert but missed our reporters? Then click record to have your say now on winkball.com.

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