The world famous Harlem Gospel Choir is one of the pre-eminent gospel choirs in the world. It travels the globe, sharing its joy of faith through its music, & raising funds for childrens charities. The Choir was founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey, who got the idea for the Choir while attending a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the renowned Cotton Club in Harlem. The Choir is a gathering of the finest singers and musicians from various Black Churches in Harlem. The choir has shared their message of love, peace and harmony for many years with thousands of people from various nations, backgrounds, and cultures. The Harlem Gospel Choir strives to make the world a more loving and peaceful place. Through its music and dynamic performance, the Choir creates a better understanding of the African-American culture and the inspirational music called Gospel as it relates to the Black Church. The theme of every performance is bringing people & nations together & giving something back. Their songs of inspiration touch the depths of the soul and raise spirits to angelic heights.
In 2003 the Choir began its Give Peace a Chance tour. In recognition of its work, the Choir was granted a private audience with His Holiness, Pope John Paul II. In 2004 the Choir continues its Give Peace A Chance world tour to Eastern Europe, South America, The French West Indies, The UK, Ireland, Hawaii, Canada, Japan & Italy. As part of its charity work, the Choir performed at the World of Hope Concert in Rockefeller Center sponsored by Bono of U2 and Senator Frist. In a tribute to the choir, Davide Ige of the Hawaiian State Senate said, “The Senate of Hawaii commends the choir for its successs and achievements and offers its best wishes for future success in all of its endeavors.”