A group of 12 talented performers gathered in the early hours of the weekend in Abbotsford, coffee in hand to lay down some gospel deliciousness! The name Kirk Franklin is synonymous with gospel music with a string of awards, hit albums, movie appearances and a faithful following. It’s hard to go past one of his most popular tunes “Hosanna” on a playlist and so it seemed a perfect project for the new kid on the block, MCGOSPEL to take on.
As things slow down on the work front and you ready yourself for the Christmas Season this music video is a great one to pull out the headphones for and listen and watch in all it’s 4K glory. This new group will be headed up by Melbourne’s own pop sensation “Sean Donehue” who says gospel is one of his greatest musical influences. What a perfect match for Melbourne Contemporary Choir to take on this dynamic powerhouse vocalist to lead this fresh emerging group based in Melbourne. Sean’s vocals are featured alongside MCYOUTH lead and local talent Alinta Burnell who together really bring this high energy tune to life.
Check out the video on YouTube here ...
MCGOSPEL will officially drop early 2019 and we are taking expressions of interest for singers, for what promises to be a vibrant new ensemble. Sean has been raving about the new epic work by Snoop Dogg entitled “Bible of Love” and I have it on loop on my phone at the moment too. This 33 track album features some of the top names in gospel has also been adapted for stage in a new off Broadway musical. It wouldn’t surprise me if some of these tunes become a much loved part of the MCGOSPEL repertoire.
I caught up with Sean at Zen Den in Eltham to talk about his plans for the group. This music video is the first project from the group to promote the upcoming open auditions in the new year. Sean attended Eltham Secondary college, a leading specialty music school in Victoria and is a recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Music (AIM). In fact it was at one of the AIM showcases where I heard Sean and his band perform and I knew that I just had to work with this guy.
Sean was the featured artist at our live concert with MCCHOIR earlier this year and will appear in the live recording of the show, for a planned release in 2019.
MCGOSPEL is open to artists from a variety of backgrounds - so if gospel floats your boat register for our launch party in January and be a part of this new gospel movement in Melbourne. We are particularly looking for Tenors and Basses to compliment a growing list of talented female vocalists. Click below to register your interest and we’ll send you a complimentary ticket to our launch party.
MCCHOIR Executive Director
Jason or (Jase) as he likes to be called is Founder & Creative Director of Melbourne Contemporary Choir (MCCHOIR) and is a passionate musician who wants to bring his love for music to a broader audience.
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