CHARLOTTE — Set for Saturday, Feb. 10, “Gospel Explosion 2007” promises to be a night of inspiration and education through gospel music from local church choirs and critical information about the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in our community.
The Unity Fellowship Choir performs at ‘Gospel Explosion 2007.’
Metrolina AIDS Project is the region’s leading provider of prevention education, comprehensive case management, support services, and direct financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS. Last year, MAP’s Gospel Explosion raised over $3,500 to help provide these services.
MAP’s concern for the African-American Community’s involvement in the fight against HIV/AIDS fuels this effort. “The Gospel Explosion” urges African-Americans to “get educated, get tested and get involved” with HIV/AIDS activities in their communities and put an end to the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.
Last year’s audience was treated to songs from the Unity Fellowship Church Charlotte and the Pride Gospel Mass Choir among others. This year’s Gospel Explosion will be an even bigger delight for all who enjoy gospel music.
Tonya Rivens and A.C. Stowe from radio station Praise 100.9 will be on hand as emcees, with musical performances by Dennis Reid & Gap, Unity Fellowship Gospel Singers, C. N. Jenkins Presbyterian Church Choir, Greater Charlotte Mass Choir, Johnson C. Smith Gospel Choir, Voices of Hope Recovery Choir and the St. Paul Baptist Mass Choir, The event is sponsored by Mert's Heart and Soul and Walker Trophies.
The performances begin at 6 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, located at 1401 Allen St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, contact Joe Gentry, Community Resource Manager at 704-333-1435 or visit MAP’s website at online at www.metrolinaaidsproject.org.