Chanticleer Kicks Off Its Touring Season With 75 Concerts in 28 States
Los Angeles - The amen corner may lose its voice from shouting the praises of How Sweet the Sound, a pilgrimage through beloved spirituals and traditional gospel works led by the multiple Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer. The CD lands in stores September 14 from Warner Classics.
Featuring all-new arrangements by music director Joseph Jennings and additional vocals by special guest artist Bishop Yvette A. Flunder, the 11-track How Sweet the Sound is a joyous celebration of the sacred. The music is as passionate as it is polished thanks to the combination of Jenning's masterful arrangements, Flunder's powerhouse voice, and the precise tones provided by Chanticleer's 12 members.
In addition to possessing a singing voice of exceptional power, Bishop Flunder is also one of the Bay Area's most active ministers to the poor and needy. Born in San Francisco, Flunder began her community service at an early age. After becoming a foster parent in her early 20's, she established a group home for high-risk teens, and in 1979 began developing a variety of social services for the elderly. Bishop Flunder is recognized as a pioneer in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Along with other members of Love Center Ministries, she established The Ark House, a communal living facility, and the City of Refuge Community Church in San Francisco (with more than 600 members) in order to unite a gospel ministry with a social ministry. Bishop Flunder and her staff at the Ark of Refuge Inc.
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