||In This Temple CD (2009)
Min. Darryl Cherry & the Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir albums Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church in Cincinnati, OH has for over 63 years set a high standard of excellence in ministry. Under the direction of the late Grammy-winning composer and director, Dr. Charles Fold, Lincoln Heights blazed a trail in the ministry of music that successive generations have followed.
"In This Temple" is a tribute honoring the late gospel legend because recording his church choir was Fold's dream. Dr. Charles Fold played a significant role in the explosion of the traditional Gospel choir sound beginning in the 1970's, together with Rev. James Cleveland. Cleveland with his unparalleled gift for capturing the attention of the masses with his songs and riveting delivery, and Fold, able to deliver those songs in powerful style with his Charles Fold Singers, are the ones who turned "Jesus Is The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" and "Lord, Let Me Be An Instrument" among others, into smash hits. This began a set of nine LPs in which Fold and Cleveland collaborated, with the highlight, from an awards standpoint; being a Grammy Award from the 1979, Lord, Let Me Be An Instrument LP. Fold also garnered an additional four Grammy nominations in the course of his musical ministry.
In 2009, Lincoln Heights released their debut album, the live concert recording In This Temple, Written and produced by the anointed songwriter and pianist Minister Darryl Cherry, A devotee of the late Maestro, Minister Thomas A. Whitfield, Cherry fuses Gospel and jazz styles with classical baroque phrasing to create a sound uniquely his own. The former director of New York's prestigious Columbia University's Gospel choir currently serves as minister of music at Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church.
Recording information: Praise Factory, Cincinnati, OH.
Photographer: Steven Easley.
Arrangers: Min. Darryl Cherry; Morris Mingo.
Personnel: Carolyn Williams, Nancy Townsend, Jackie Smith, Diane Taylor , Denise Jarnigan-Holt, Roni Hairston, Beryl Glover, Kyndal Burton, Annie Lois Jackson, Sandra Springfield, Ruth Powell, Tamia Collins-McGuire, Margaret Collier, Yvonne Barnes, Josephine Harris, Charlotte McConnell, Dolores Howard, Deana Ingram, Sylvia Hunter, Reinette Howard, Karen Smith-Thomas, Ethelyn Sharpe, Gladys Reynolds, Kedra Fairley, Vickie Fairley, Barbara Brandon, Cornelia Ship, Almetric Terry, Joyce Mack-Robinson, Erika Turner , Mattie Miller, Mary Ann Haynes, Martha Hill (soprano); Darnell Howard, Ronald Logan, Nicole Sutton, Norman Phillips, Carl Clark, Oscar Williams, Cynthia Williams, Chad Alston, Danielle Scott, Phillip Gray, Christopher Goins, Kimberly Fielder, Marvin Bonner, Gilbert Fairley, Danita Clayton, DeMarco Kinamore, Edmond Phillipps, DeJuan McGuire, Robert "Shane" Kemper, Fred Sutton, Mark Walker , Mark Griffiths , Larry Scott , James Snow, Sharon Jackson , Jim Powell (tenor); Gideon Watson (guitar); Min. Darryl Cherry, ...