Friday, October 8, 2010

Heart And Soul

Two more images from How Sweet The Sound. The singers in the top picture are from the New Sunny Mount Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Their act (and it was a theatrical act, among other things) was based on beautiful voices, pulsing religious music, precision timing and dramatic hand and arm gestures. Silver-white gloves got the attention of the audience as the movement enhanced the message of the hymn. You can see another picture of this here.

The choir in the bottom picture is from St. Alphonsus Liguori Rock Catholic Church, also in The Lou. The judges, who I think are from Baptist backgrounds, expressed pleased surprise that a Catholic choir could rock out in praise so very well.

New Sunny Mount won the people's choice award, in which the audience got to send a text message naming their favorite. It also won the judges' grand prize, getting a lot of money for the church and a trip to Washington, DC, for the finals.


6 comments: said...

This is a great series (as was your photo of the Arch in the fog). I can cite something even more novel that a Catholic gospel choir.

In Stockholm, I walked around exploring the city and went into a large church, Lutheran, of course in Scandinavia. They had CDs for sale of the church's gospel choir. I bought one, and they were quite good. The cover of the CD shows the choir, and of course they are almost all blond haired Swedes.

cieldequimper said...

Expression in those white satin gloves, on the face, extraordinary.

brattcat said...

These are so 'sweet'.

Luis Gomez said...

These are just wonderful Bob!

Olivier said...

superbe la première photo, on sent bien toute l’énergie et l’intensité du chanteur. j'adore

Olivier said...

Bonjour Bob
Pour faire le cadre "film kodak" c'est très simple, il existe un site internet qui le permet Framer beta..Add cool frames to your digital photos..instantly!.
Bon Weekend