Tag Archives: Lonnie Norwood Jr.

Announcing ChicaGO REACH Gospel Workshop 2021 Summer Popups

Sponsored Post: This summer, ChicaGO REACH Gospel Workshops are continuing with online learning through its Summer Gospel Popshops, which will feature amazing young and legendary instructors/mentors. Here are some of the highlights: – Sopranos Monica Perdue and Felicia Coleman-Evans will do vocal coaching, and Felicia will speak about the music of Fellowship “The Ship” Church Chicago, alongside Fellowship’s longtime music minister, Dr. Lou Della Evans-Reid. – Young historian and editor of The Coffee Table Talk gospel magazine Eric Maurice Clark will lead sessions on “Recurring Themes and Meanings Behind Gospel Lyrics” and share gospel quartet gems. – Karen Burke, co-founder ...

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Chicagoan Lonnie Norwood Jr. Teaches “The Gospel Essentials” to Youth Nationwide

By Bob Marovich Earlier this year, the Chicago Children’s Choir was busy coordinating some 5,000 youth meeting in various in-school and after-school ensembles throughout the region. The sound of song was in the air everywhere. Then COVID-19 happened. Choirs became potential virus spreaders. Everything moved to virtual learning. CCC launched the online Arts Enrichment Sessions to keep its youth engaged during the pandemic and to impact young people ages 8 to 18 nationwide. “The Gospel Essentials” is among fourteen different arts enrichment courses from which students can choose. Taught by Chicago musician and educator Lonnie Norwood Jr., “The Gospel Essentials” ...

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