MP3 Turks & Caicos Mass Choir - Behold Live In Chicago
"Behold" Live In Chicago, does not begin to tell about this experience with the Caribbean Islands own choir Turks & Caicos Mass Choir.
10 MP3 Songs
GOSPEL: Contemporary Gospel, EASY LISTENING: Crooners/Vocals
"We want to win souls for the Kingdom of God... be a light in a dark world... and nurture the spiritual, social and personal growth of our members". Our goal is to harvest a cross-section of denominational and ethnic personalities bridging the gap through the impartation of a practical expression-''the love of ''God'' for the redemption of souls through music ministry. These are but some of the goals of the Turks and Caicos Mass Choir, founded on January 11, 1997 by Shaun Malcolm and Craig Archibold whose initiation attracted sixty (60) angelic voices in pursuit of proclaiming the ''good news'' ''the gospel'' in song to the Turks and Caicos communities and indeed the world. Shaun, who serves as the choir''s Executive Director, Craig as Musical Director and aboard of directors including Ruth Ariza, Dwaine Taylor, Delma Harvey and Carol Mills to organize the cross-denominational choir with representation from six of the eight inhabited islands in the Turks and Caicos chain. Besides blending soprano, alto, tenor and base vocalist and instruments of seven musicians to create glorious music, the choir serves as a catalyst to develop the talents of the country''s youth through disciplinary vocal and ensemble training strategies.
With an enduring desire, dedication and commitment the TCMC has attain a high degree of professionalism inspiring others organizations to give their utmost consideration to the aforementioned disciplines when pursuing music ministry. Given the geographical layout of the Turks and Caicos Islands, the choir has two functioning chapters on two separate islands, (Grand Turk and Providenciales-68 miles apart). In an effect to cultivate melodious harmonies, the Musical Director orchestrates rehearsals twice weekly on each island duplication the use of contemporary gospel recording and original composition and arrangements. It is inevitable that separate rehearsals are staged, however, when the entire choir assembles to minister, all are on the same wavelength. Fortunately, that seems to happen naturally, for the choir is self-described as ''a group of people who love God, the Creator and desire to do His will'' members often boast of the unconditional love they express amongst themselves. " We hope the world will see and feel this intrinsic quality through our singing and in our day to day interactions, the bread of love woven between is a pivotal concept and practice that has and will indeed sustain us for many years to come".
In the mere year of its inception, the Turks and Caicos Mass Choir touched lives worldwide. Following their inaugural concert in March 1997 at the Darts Hall in Grand Turk the choir made a special trip at the invitation of the Holy Temple refreshing Spring to sing at the St. Stephens AME Methodist Church in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Easter Sunday, October, 1997, the choir performed at the World Outreach Center In Orlando, Florida, pastored by Pastor Benny Hinn, international television evangelist. The choir also became the first gospel choir to perform in Disney World''s Tommorrowland. ''This New World'' exhibits. During that trip, the choir held a concert at the American Travel Market Trade Show, which besides offering new exposure to the members, allowed then the delightful opportunity to minister to the world in song. From the Trade Show, the choir received several future events including an invitation by the South African Tourist Board to perform in South Africa in the year 2000.
The Turks and Caicos Mass Choir ministry has expanded to Islands of the Bahamas, churches in Freeport and concerts in Nassau. In pursuit of proclaiming the gospel in song, in 1998, the TCMC was the first gospel choir to perform on the Jenny Jones show in Chicago, viewed by millions worldwide. While in Chicago the TCMC was guest at the State Of Illinois Bishop''s Convention of the Church of in Christ, Monument of Faith, Church of God in Christ (Bishop George T. Hinnton), Bishop Lamar Campbell Sr. and the Lighthouse Church Of God pastured by Rev. Dan Willis. In October 1999, 54 angelic voices embarked on yet another exciting venture to Anaheim California where the Choir was privileged to be the guest of Benny Hinn Crusade where 25,000 souls attended. The ministry extended to Living Waters Ministry Church in Anaheim, and to the West Angeles Church of God, pastor by Bishop E. Blake. The climax of the choir''s visit was the unforgettable experience at Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). The highlight of that trip was the visit to Trinity Christian Church hosted by Pastor Ed Smith and Lady Ella (deceased) who graciously received the choir with loving opened arms. The choir was treated with royalty of kings and queens on an excursion of the TBN headquarters. Subsequently, the choir had the honor of performing live on ''Behind the Scenes Show" with Paul and Jan Crouch.
The TCMC on its many exploits was chosen by His Excellency The Governor, former Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the National Millennium Committee as ambassadors to represent the TCI at the Millennium Dome Celebrations in London June 2000, this was one of many invitations the TCMC received to demonstrate patriotism. In a continued effect to soar to higher heights the choir returned to Chicago and recorded their debut CD "Behold" Live in Chicago in October 2000. "It is with great hope that this production would serve as ministering tool for millions worldwide to come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior".
In a short time of operation the choir has attracted the attention of many prominent gospel personalities including Kirk Franklin and One Nation Crew (INC) who gladly accepted the invitation to celebrate with the TCMC on their fourth anniversary February 2001 in the Turks and Caicos Islands. In October 2001 the TCMC ventured to the city of Miami, Florida live in concert at the Bethel Full Gospel Baptist Church pastured by Bishop Carlos Malone, continuing on the Markcom Chapel Baptist Church, and guest choir at Mount Carver Word of Faith, host pastor gospel recording artist, Evangelist Shirley Caesar in Raleigh Durham, North Carolina.
On June 22, 2002 God''s favor manifested itself in an unprecedented way in the life of the choir. The Turks and Caicos Mass Choir made history by becoming THE FIRST GOSPEL CHOIR IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND CARIBBEAN REGION TO SIGN ON AN AMERICAN MAJOR RECORD LABEL. Mrs. Maple Reddick-Burchall, President & CEO of MEEK RECORDS articulated that " the TCMC has unique features, like love, passion and dedication for what they do which further endorsed the partnership. The Turks and Caicos Mass Choir, Meek Records, and the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board will now experience and extraordinary relationship.
The Choir attributes all of its accomplishment to the most-high God. On Feb.14,2003 TCMC premiered in the movie "THE PARADISE VIRUS" on PAX TV. "We hope to chart on BillBoard and venture throughout the world proclaiming the gospel in song. In a relentless effect to rise above circumstances, and confront the challenges even as we adhere to the divine call of God we hope, by virtue, our demeanor will reflect Christ to the World through our contribution for the advancement of the Kingdom of God on earth".