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The New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir

October 23, 2018

Dear Old and New Friends,

It’s that time of the year,  

On December 7, 2018, our Annual Christmas Concert Fundraiser will be kicked off with a goal of $10,000 to enable the making of a new CD.  We are asking for your support to fulfill this goal with either a ticket for our concert or a tax-deductible donation.

ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART NIMS FINE ARTS CENTER will host this event with performances by Shades of Praise The New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir, under the direction of Al Bemiss, and a guest choir from Academy of the Sacred Heart.  General ticket admission is $20 in advance from a Shades of Praise member or online at (w/fee) and $25 at the door, with children 12 and under free.

Shades of Praise The New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir has 45 strong members from different faiths, backgrounds, and “shades”.  We support our community as a spiritual family which finds joy in singing gospel music to local churches, Lambeth House, and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, just to name a few.  The mission of Shades of Praise is to share gospel music in an effort to bring unity, joy, and healing to others.

We need your help to continue to serve the community and make a new CD this year.   Shades of Praise is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies on donations, membership dues, CD sales, and paid performances to support our efforts of goodwill. 

All donations are tax deductible and checks should be addressed to “Shades of Praise” and mailed to address below.  Donations may also be given through our website:

We are forever grateful for your support,

Debra A. Walker, Project Leader
Shades of Praise The New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir

P.O. Box 750766
New Orleans, Louisiana  70175-0766.

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