Gospel Is Alive!
To celebrate the rich tradition of gospel music in New Orleans the birthplace of Mahalia Jackson, Jazz Fest each year presents an outstanding program of gospel choirs for audiences of senior citizens.
The 2012 Gospel Is Alive concert will take place Monday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church (map).
This year's headline performer is Evelyn Turrentine-Agee, who will perform along with the Rosettes, the Council on Aging Choir and the Mahalia Jackson Gospel Youth Choir.
The Gospel Is Alive concert is an outreach program for senior citizens in the New Orleans area. The concert is also open to the public, free of charge, depending on seating availability.
To celebrate the rich tradition of gospel music in New Orleans — the birthplace of Mahalia Jackson — Jazz Fest each year presents an outstanding program of gospel performers for audiences of senior citizens.
These free events have included performances by the Wilberforce University Choir under the direction of Dr. Jeremy Winston, the Mahalia Jackson Gospel Choir directed by the Reverend Lois Dejean and groups of students from New Orleans public schools.