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The Friends of The Cincinnati Herald presents 4th Annual Holiday Musical Concert Saturday, December 18

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Robert Humphries, chair of The Friends of The Cincinnati Herald 4th Annual Holiday Musical Concert being held Saturday, Dec. 18, at The House of Joy Christian Ministries 5918 Hamilton Ave., announces some of the performers for this year’s free concert.

The event is free to the public. In conjunction with the concert, The Friends of the Cincinnati Herald are offering a holiday special on a full year subscription at half price for $15. The Herald makes a great gift for family members or friends.

Courtis Fuller, P. Ann Everson Price, Shelly J. Hamler and Angela Grayson will serve as the host’s for this year’s big event.

Courtis Fuller. Photo provided

P. Ann Everson Price

Shelly J. Hamler

Ellis Williams

For more information, please contact Robert Humphries at 368-8108 or at rhumphries1@fuse.net, or contact the Herald’s office at 961-3331 for more detail’s on purchasing your holiday subscription special.

The performers are:

  • Vocalist Chandler Carter, who was the winner of the Cincinnati Music Festival Big Talent Contest this past July. Her award included an opportunity to perform alongside Mary J. Blige and Usher at the Cincinnati Music Festival this summer. Having released three singles between 2012-2014, with two new singles set for release in 2017, Chandler’s unique acoustic sound, accompanied with her soulful voice sets her up for an exciting future in music.
  • Back by popular demand is 18-year-old saxophonist Ellis Williams. Ellis is a Cincinnati native who has been playing the saxophone for 9 years. He has released three CD’s. His latest is a gospel CD is titled “Hands On Me.’’ He is currently working on a R & B collection.
  • Bishop Todd O’Neal and his Cincinnati Mass Choir will also be performing once again.
  • Vocalist Cynthia Shropshire will also be performing as well. Cynthia has performed at the Apollo Theatre in New York City as well as being crowned Miss Black Ohio and third runner up for Miss Black America in 1989. This past year she portrayed Gladys Knight in the “Tribute to Motown “ production with the Cincinnati Black Theatre Company. Her most recent performance was at the Eastern Kentucky University Ensemble’s 50th Anniversary celebration in Richmond, Kentucky.
  • Wade Lacey Sr. has been called “God’s Singing Ambassador.’’ He sings at Payne Chapel AME Church in Hamilton, Ohio, and in the 100 Plus African American Men’s Chorus.
  • The well-known and popular group The Prodigal SUNZ, will be there with their outstanding voices to bring to you a very strong performance.
  • The Jazz Renaissance Band, one of Cincinnati’s top show bands, will take you back to “old school’’ and bring you up to “new school’ music. They have been playing for over 30 years. You don’t want to miss them.
  • The rhythmic sounds of New Jerusalem Mass Choir directed by the one and only Adrian Cunningham will bring you up out of your seats.
  • Oury Niangane, Miss Black Teen Cincinnati 2017, will present her dynamic and powerful spoken word performance she has become known for.
  • The Stars Worldwide Performers female group Promise will be present to also entertain.
  • Vocalist Austin Morrison and vocalist Indya Chandlle will bring you some “new school’’ music.
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