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Christian's Community Center Cathedral Choir

Christian's Community Center Cathedral Choir

Greeting each other affectionately (this is a family after all), choir members swap news while they await late arrivals. Finally, a hush falls as Pastor Thom Washington raises his hands...and the choir bursts into soul-shaking three-part harmony, bass thumping, keyboards and drums punctuating the phrasing. In this, as in every rehearsal or event, the singers are transported to a realm of heart and praise, spirit and rhythm--a realm that listeners share whenever the choir lifts their voices. This is the music ministry of Christian's Community Center Cathedral Choir.

Christian's Community Center Cathedral Choir was founded under the drive and inspiration of our First Lady, Sis. Yvonne Washington. She felt that it was time that the church needed a music ministry that would bring forth the music on Sunday mornings. The perfect musical compliment to a dynamic Word ministry, founded by our Bishop, Dr. Will T. Washington, some 30 years ago.

For the last 25 years under the musical direction of now Pastor, Thom Washington, The Cathedral Choir has shared the stage with gospel greats such as Donald Lawrence, Marvin Sapp, Hezekiah Walker, Phil and Brenda Nicholas, Derrick Brinkley, Rodney Friend, Vernessa Mitchell, Helen Baylor, Deniece Williams, and Donnie McClurkin, just to name a few. Throughout his musical career, Thom has added to this experience by having the opportunity to meet with some of his musical mentors: Commissioned, Fred Hammond and BeBe Winans. This acclaim has propelled The Cathedral Choir as one of the top choirs in the Los Angeles area. This was further confirmed when The Cathedral Choir finished in the top three for two consecutive years in the McDonald's Gospel Fest competition at the celebrated Shrine Auditorium. Christian's Community Cathedral Choir and Pastor Thom Washington have served their church and community to the utmost through these last 25 years, backed by a talented ensemble of musicians. The choir's heart and harmonies invariably bring audiences to their feet in auditoriums, churches, schools, conferences, and festivals.

Singular in its diversity and the power of its expression, in praise ranging from inspirational spirituals to rocking contemporary gospel tunes, the choir fills its members and listeners alike with gladness and gratitude. This June 1, 2008 the Cathedral Choir commemorated their 25 year anniversary, celebrating their contribution and significance to the community at this great milestone, while blazing their Vision for the many years to come.

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