Black Catholic Ministries
On Sunday, May 19th, the Boston Black Catholic Choir hosted their Annual Concert titled, “God’s Gift.” The concert was held at Saint Katharine Drexel Parish in Dorchester which boasts of being a “Black Catholic Community of believers celebrating and rejoicing in the love of God.” The twenty-five-member choir features musicians from all over the Archdiocese and even some from neighboring dioceses. The event was well attended with over seventy-five guests and the choir delighted performing ten songs.
The concert showcased various styles of music such as Gospel, Spirituals and traditional Catholic hymns. The concert began with “Water of Life” by David Haas and also included James Taylor “Shed a Little Light on Me.” The concert also featured “If You Want to See the Glory of the Lord”, a popular Caribbean song, as well as Gospel favorites “Order My Steps” and “Created Anew.” The concert ended with a rousing rendition of “Oh Happy Day” which featured local Gospel artist Sweet Lamb.
The choir was accompanied by Vaughn Braithwaite and Bob-Hartley Etienne on bass and guitar, Brandon Mayes on drums and Martin Robertson on keyboards. Meyer Chambers who has directed the choir for over twenty-five years conducted. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful and spirit-filled production of the Boston Black Catholic Choir Concert.