The LATE SHOW'S GOSPEL CHOIR
July 2017 Grammy Salute to Music Legends- Shirley Caesar
The Late Show's Gospel Choir Sang A Musical Tribute to Shirley Caesar on PBS TV'S "GREAT PERFORMANCES"
On July 11, 2017 The Late Show's Gospel Choir, participated in "THE GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS" Show brilliantly glowing in gold robes and purple sashes. They sang a nostalgic salute to Rev. Shirley Caesar in celebration of more than half a century of her singing Gospel music all over the world with the Famous Caravans and as a solo artist. Musical genius, Kirk Franklin, directed the LSG Choir, and arranged 8 of Shirley's latest hits into a melodious 7-minute medley. Le'Andria Johnson shook up the crowd singing Shirley's hit, "Satan, We're Gonna Tear Your Kingdom Down." Shirley brought the joyful crowd to its feet singing "Jesus, I Love Calling Your Name." After she finished singing, Kirk presented her with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. What an awesome moment!
This fantastic show was filmed at the Beacon Theater in New York City and it aired on PBS TV'S "GREAT PERFORMANCES" on October 13, 2017, which was also Shirley Caesar's birthday.
Photo of Rev. Shirley Caesar with LSG Choir members,
Dr. Lady Peachena (center) & Debbie Sargeant (right) right after their stellar performance at the Beacon Theater in NYC.
The Late Show's Gospel Choir's Last Performance on "THE LATE SHOW"
The Late Show's Gospel Choir singing with America's #1 jamming rock band, PHISH, in their 40th Year Anniversary Concert on New Year's Eve at Madison Square Garden in NYC. AWESOME SHOW!
Impractical Jokers - Why Am I Dracula? (Punishment) | truTV
The Late Show's Gospel Choir was interrupted by "Dracula," comical star of TRU TV'S "IMPRACTICAL JOKERS"while giving a Christmas Concert at a theater in the village of NYC last December 2016. This hilarious episode is still playing on TRU TV.
Lady Peachena & The Late Show's Gospel Choir Celebrate Their New Album
The Late Show’s Gospel Choir, known as “The Best A Cappella Choir in NYC,” has released their second CD, “Jesus Lives in Me,” on Platinum Peachtree Records. It's now available at: https://www.Amazon.com.
On this lively uplifting CD, this amazing choir sang a lively variety of uplifting Gospel songs which includes a salute to some of the traditional hymns recorded by Gospel’s Queen, Mahalia Jackson, as well as six Urban-Gospel songs written by Lady Peachena that will surely raise you spirits.
Lady Peachena's biggest hit, Grammy Award-winning song, “Dancing in the Spirit,” was recorded by Gospel great, Cece Winans, Track 8 on her new #1 CD, “Let Them Fall in Love,” and she won a Grammy Award for this superb CD in February 2018.
“I’m so happy that Cece Winans covered my song,” Lady Peachena revealed. “Her brothers, Bishop Marvin & the late Ronald Winans, recorded "Dancing In The Spirit," twenty-nine years ago with their Family & Friend’s Choir on Selah Records. It was an international smash hit then, and the song has become a hit again!”
The Late Show’s Gospel Choir, founded by Lady Peachena, was seen by millions of viewers worldwide singing on CBS TV’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” for 10 years in a row, from October, ’95, to December, 2005. This superb choir also went on two outstanding sold-out tours to 17 cities of Spain, in 2011. In 2012, The Late Show’s Gospel Choir sang twice with hot rock band, 30 Seconds to Mars, on MTV’S “MTV Unplugged” & on NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” They were also featured on TRU TV with comedian Billy Eicher’s “On the Street with Billy,” & on Fox 5’s “Inside Edition.” Last May, The Late Show’s Gospel Choir performed with 13 of Sweden’s hottest singers at the world-famous Apollo Theater, in the dramatic 4-part TV docu-series, “En Kvall i New York,” (“One Night in New York”) which aired on SVT TV in Sweden this past September to rave reviews.
Photo of some members of The Late Show's Gospel Choir posing with Sweden's hot new singer, Zara Larssen.
Lady Peachena & The Late Show's Gospel Choir
Starred in New TV Show in Sweden
This phenomenal choir starred in a new 4-part Gospel reality TV series, "ONE NIGHT IN NEW YORK", which aired on Saturdays in Sweden last September 2016. The Late Show's Gospel Choir performed with 13 singers at a SRO hi-energy concert at the famed Apollo Theater in NYC, NY. (5/24/2016). Over 500 fans flew in from Sweden to witness this spectacular event. Some of the Swedish recording artists were: Sabina Ddomba, Davin, Linda Pira, Zara Larsson, Andreas Lundstedt, Titiyo, Sarah Dawn Finer, Andreas Johnson, Oscar Zia, and others.
The Late Show's Gospel Choir was originally formed by Lady Peachena to sing exclusively for CBS TV's popular "LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN," 27 years ago, in Oct. '95, when the show's musical director, Paul Shaffer searched for a choir to film a video called "MOE." However, when Paul heard their harmonious voices, he invited them to sing live on "THE LATE SHOW" the very next night. Since then The Late Show's Gospel Choir sang on "THE LATE SHOW," for 10 years straight from '95 to 2005, making over 13 appearances. The first ever accomplishment for a Gospel Choir!
The Choir Toured Spain in 2011
The Late Show's Gospel Choir went on 2 successful sold-out tours of the beautiful nation of Spain last year visiting 16 cities, including Santa Cruz on the romantic island of Tenerife. They took this picture after two back-to-back sold-out concerts in San Sebastian, Spain. They also sang in Barcelona with a 400-voice Mass Gospel choir at the Auditori. That was an amazing SRO concert! At the end of roof-raising concert, the choir sang "Jingle Bells" as a tribute to Lady Peachena. Then she lead the adoring crowd in a touching rendition of "Oh Happy Day."
THE LATE SHOW'S GOSPEL CHOIR SERENADE "CELINE DION" ON BROADWAY
Ten members of the famed Late Show's Gospel Choir, as seen on "THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN," sang a cappella-style next to a Celine Dion wax figure which was unveiled by Madame Tussaud's Museum in Times Square on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, the heartbeat city of New York City. They sang two Celine Dion songs, "BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME," and her new single, "LOVED ME BACK TO LIFE."
Shown in the photos to the left of "Celine Dion" are sopranos: Coyote Lee, Lynda K. Smith, & Debbie Sargeant, (the choir's lead singer & choreographer.) Behind them in the red robes are bass-baritones Charles Carter & Kenny Smith. On the right side of "Celine Dion" are altos: Lady Peachena, (the choir's founder & lead singer), Delores Morales, and Kamaran Madison. Behind them in the red robes are tenors: Eddie Larkin & Sirod Sanders. Yes, The Late Show's Gospel Choir loved singing Celine's hits!
(Photos by Adrees Latif/Reuters & Cindy Ord/Getty Images, 10-08-13)
GET THE CHOIR'S FIRST CD!!
This fantastic choir's debut CD, "GOD BLESS AMERICA," is now available online at:
Lady Peachena & The Late Show's Gospel Choir
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