Shades of Praise Interracial Gospel Choir in concert

Shades of Praise Interracial Community Gospel Choir performs contemporary gospel music in the African-American style; introduces gospel to wider audiences across racial and denominational boundaries; and forges relationships that dispel stereotypes and create racial harmony.

Our Leadership

PresidentEd Robinson (504) 394-7830

Booking Agent: Charlotte Travieso (504) 717-7060

Musical Director: Al Bemiss

Interested in joining the choir? 

Prospective members and visitors are welcome to join our rehearsals at any time.  Rehearsals take place on Thursday nights at 7:30 pm at the Loyola University Communications & Music Complex, 2nd floor, room 230.  The Music building is located at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street, New Orleans, LA; steps from the Saint Charles Streetcar.

Chat with Charlotte Travieso, about the process for auditions. Being part of the choir is a commitment of time and energy.  We are a community choir from different faiths, different backgrounds and different “shades”. We have become a spiritual family and community of people who find joy in singing gospel music.  We need and want choir members who want to support and sustain that mission.  We try to live the spirit of “one for all” with each member contributing to the overall mission, purpose and unity of the choir.