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gospel music

n.
A kind of Christian music based on American folk music, typically marked by strong rhythms and elaborated refrains and incorporating elements of spirituals, blues, and jazz.
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n.
impassioned rhythmic spiritual music influential in the development of soul music and rhythm and blues.
[1950–55]
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gospel music

A form of religious music that originated in the evangelical churches of black populations in the southern United States. Containing elements of jazz and blues, it often takes the form of a call and response between the preacher, who sings or declaims a line, and the congregation, which sings an affirmatory reply.
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The 19-year-old, who in April became the first male winner of the TV talent show, was joined by Gospel Choir of the Year, Birmingham's Town Hall Gospel Choir, to perform Oh Happy Day and Amazing Grace.
BIRMINGHAM'S Town Hall Gospel Choir will be performing a range of festive songs at The Drum in Aston on Sunday, December 15 at 7pm.
The Lane Gospel Choir will perform with guest artist Yvonne Stubbs, who will close the program with "Catch the Spirit." Stubbs is a former longtime member of the Eugene-based community gospel choir Inspirational Sounds.
WILLIAM HAGGAS will be double-handed when he saddles Sun Central and Stencive in Saturday's pounds 150,000 Ladbrokes Mobile Handicap at Ascot, but yesterday he conceded that progressive ante-post favourite Gospel Choir would be hard to beat.
Founder of the Notting Hill Carnival and human rights activist, Mr Pascal's presentation involved pupils from Ysgol Bryn Collen and Ysgol Cymraeg y Gwernant, Llangollen, and the Maria Fidelis Convent School Gospel Choir from London.
In the afternoon, Bishop James Jones and Liverpool's Love and Joy Gospel Choir led a walk of Hope.
Unfortunately , for Darrin (Cuba Gooding Jr), he can only collect the money if he forms a gospel choir and leads them to success.
A gospel choir that offered a prayer session at a government-owned amusement park has been asked to stick to singing, not preaching.
The Gospel Choir will also perform under the direction of Matthew Hunter.
The Birmingham Community Gospel Choir has been crowned the winners in a prestigious BBC competition.
Birmingham's Town Hall Gospel Choir, who last year lifted the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year trophy, will be among the stars of this summer's Ruthin Festival.
The Beech Children's Gospel Choir has already boosted self-esteem and confidence among children at Beech School, Golcar.

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