Shades of Praise New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir

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

(504) 390-4106
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October 10, 2019
Dear Friends:

Shades of Praise New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir is comprised of nearly fifty members, all from different faiths, backgrounds, and “shades.” We have become a community of support and a spiritual family which finds joy in singing gospel music together. We embrace the spirit of “one for all” with each member contributing to the overall mission, purpose, and unity of the choir. The mission of Shades of Praise is to share gospel music in an effort to bring unity, joy, and healing to others. 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.

We are pleased to announce that our Annual Christmas Concert & Fundraiser is Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral, 1937 Mirabeau Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. This joyous evening will have music performances by Shades of Praise, under the direction of Mr. Dwight Fitch, Sr. We are pleased to announce that Phillip Manuel, co-founder of Shades, along with Burnell Bemiss, will join us for guest performances.

General admission is $20 in advance. Tickets can be purchased from a Shades Choir Member or online at (w/$2 fee) and $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. We are asking for your support with either buying tickets or making a financial donation of any amount. All donations are tax-deductible and checks should be addressed to “Shades of Praise” and mailed to the address above. Donations may also be given through our website:

Your support will allow us to thrive and continue our mission of bringing unity, joy, and healing to others through gospel music. We are forever grateful for your support.

With many Blessings,

Debra Walker               Cherie Goins, Ph.D.
Co-Chairs, Shades Planning Committee
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