Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Sights & Sounds: Terrance Kelly

Apr 13, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Terrance Kelly, Artistic Director of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir told KALW’s Jen Chien about three wonderful events happening around the Bay this weekend.

The voices you’re hearing now belong to members of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. Their stated goal is “To inspire joy and unity among all people through Black gospel and spiritual music traditions.”

Today's local music is The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. They’re a choir with a mission, which is: “to inspire joy and unity among all people, through black gospel and spiritual music traditions.” 

The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir will be sharing their joy on Sunday (02.15) at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley. It’s part of The Freight’s Black History Month programming. Music starts at 8pm.  

The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir – now in it’s 28th year - brings together singers from all faiths to perform music inspired by Oakland’s vibrant black gospel tradition. And every December, they give special holiday shows all over the Bay Area.

The force behind this powerful sound is the choir’s artistic director, Terrance Kelly. KALW’s Julie Caine met up with him to learn about what keeps the choir’s spirit alive.

To hear this interview, please click on the audio player above.

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir live on Fog City Blues

Dec 3, 2014

The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir's mission is to inspire joy and unity among all people through black gospel and spiritual music. Ahead of their 29th annual Holiday Concert at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, members of the choir join host Devon Strolovitch for a live in-studio performance on Fog City Blues this Wednesday, December 3 at 9 pm.