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Pastor Chantel Renee Wright loves God, Music and Children—and her life is dedicated to the pursuit of all three. She is the founder and director of the non-profit organization, Songs of Solomon: An Inspirational Ensemble, Inc., and her exquisite gospel choir fires up the soul and transforms hearts, one performance at a time.

The Ensemble has toured the United States and Canada and has performed with opera’s great Jessye Norman and with Elton John at Radio City Music Hall. Today the Ensemble finds itself as a mainstay at the world famous Carnegie Hall. But most of all, the choir is committed to spreading the Good News. 

Wright is pastor and founder of Pneuma Ministries in Harlem, and lends her gifts to the vocal music department of the Steinhardt School of Music at New York University. Prior, she served as Director of the Girls’ Choir of Harlem; Artistic Director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra Youth Gospel Choir; and is a recipient of the New York Times Teachers Who Matter Most award. A native of Chicago, she received her formal education at VanderCook College of Music.

Topics in this engaging hour include: the choir's recent performance in Rockport, Maine; the role music played in Chantel's childhood; how music saved her; the founding of the Ensemble; challenges and failures; a complete turnaround in life; the tradition of gospel music; and much more.

For more information, visit godspeedinstitute.com

 

 

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