Berkeley Jewish Music Fest: Kosher Gospel, 21 Mar 2009
24th JMF OPENING NIGHT:
KOSHER GOSPEL featuring Joshua Nelson & Special Guests, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
Saturday, March 21, 8:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland
$24 Students/Seniors/JCC Members
Tickets available online
Grammy-nominated Joshua Nelson sings with a voice that recalls Mahalia Jackson and counts Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou among his biggest fans. He has sung with Wynton Marsalis, Aretha Franklin, and The Klezmatics. This extraordinary "Prince of Kosher Gospel" combines African-American spiritual styles with Jewish liturgical music. Special guests, the renowned, 55-voice Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, directed by Terrance Kelly, open the evening.