Tri-state Local Gospel Artist Spotlight #4
The Victory Chorale Ensemble formed by members who had been a part of the Victory Choral Union, under the leadership of the father of Gospel, the late Thomas A Dorsey. The new group became the Victory Choral Ensemble, and united with Rev. James Cleveland’s Gospel Music Workshop of America.
Founded in 1967 by Rev. James Cleveland and Albertina Walker, the GMWA is an annual convention that brings together people who love gospel music from around the world and from many faiths. Thousands of members met for a week long gathering of classes, outreach, musical services, showcases, exhibits and seminars. GMWA participants sing in one of the various music outlets such as the National Mass Choir and the James Cleveland Gospel Chorus.
The Victory Choral Ensemble has ministered with many gospel greats including the late Rev. James Cleveland, Pastor Shirley Caesar and Evang. Dorothy Norwood. Known for their powerful and spirit-filled delivery, they continue to sing across the nation and throughout the world.