Grammy nominee leads gospel music workshop

Percy Gray Jr., Grammy Award nominee and music director of Chicago Mass Choir, presented a gospel music workshop and concert in Cayman last week.

Mr. Gray, a Stellar Awards winner, worked with church choir members from and students from the Jubilate children’s choir and orchestra.

Teaching from his catalog of more than 300 songs, Mr. Gray presented traditional gospel with songs from Chicago Mass Choir, including “God is My Everything,” and the contemporary “Everybody Clap Your Hands.”

The Jubilate choir and orchestra, comprised of primary school students, sang “We Sing Holy” with the workshop choir and “Every Praise is to our God,” “Celebrate Jesus,” and “We Believe.”

The Music and Beats Kids’ Band and singers, tutored by Cranston Forbes, performed “Ten Thousand Reasons,” with Gamaliel Hutchinson on drums, D’Andre Drummond on clarinet, Jordan Cummings on keyboard and Gabrielle Best on violin. Renee Taylor sang “Jesus is the Answer” and Witney Nathan-Davis sang “The Battle is the Lord’s.”

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