Washington Performing Arts Men, Women and Children of the Gospel Choir
Celebrating 25 years of excellence in gospel music, Washington Performing Arts Men, Women, and Children of the Gospel Choir honors the traditions, vibrancy, and significance of this uniquely American art form through dynamic performances, community engagement, and education programs for youth and life-long learners.
Under the artistic leadership of Michele Fowlin, Theodore Thorpe III, and Stanley J. Thurston, this versatile 140-voice choir has shared the stage with many distinguished artists, including Edwin Hawkins, Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Three Winans Brothers, Y’Anna Crawley, Ramsey Lewis, Sweet Honey In The Rock, and Kathleen Battle. In addition, they have been featured at The White House, The Kennedy Center, The Historic Howard and Lincoln Theatres, the National Prayer Services for President Barack Obama at Washington National Cathedral, on Sirius XM Radio, and NBC’s Today. In June 2017, the Choir released their Silver Jubilee recording, Why Do We Sing?.