Saturday, February 9, 2019
Celebrating gospel’s deep Atlanta roots with traditional choirs and contemporary urban gospel music, the Atlanta GospelFest features national artist Callie Day and Bishop Chantel Wright at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts.
Be a part of the south’s largest gospel choir when you register your choir to sing with guest artists Callie Day and Bishop Chantel Wright!
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Register early to receive your Early Bird Discount! GospelFest Choir registrations received by December 15, 2019 will receive at 20% discount on the registration cost. Registration includes participation in the GospelFest choir rehearsals with Bishop Wright and Callie Day and includes one ticket per person to the evening concert.
Choir registration includes participation in the GospelFest choir rehearsals with Bishop Wright and Callie Day and includes one ticket per person to the evening concert.
Tickets to the concert performance with the GospelFest Choir featuring Callie Day will be available through the Rialto Center for the Arts. Tickets go on sale October 1!
Calesta A. Day is an educator, artist, vocalist and vocal instructor. She is a multi-talented and gifted woman of God, with a range of vocal abilities. Her anointed style, production, and spiritual perception have established her as one of the most dynamic and compelling talents. Calesta wears many hats. She is also a soloist/performer with the American Spiritual Ensemble. Her vocal rendition of Moses Hogan’s “Hear My Prayer” has taken the internet by storm; it has made Calesta an internet phenomenon.
With Calesta’s recent release of her first album titled “Hear My Prayer” on Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes stores, she has placed #9 and #24th on the Billboard Magazine’s Gospel and Classical music charts. Ms. Day holds an Associate of Arts in Voice Performance from Sinclair Community College, Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Bowling Green State University, Master of Arts degree in Education with a Music Concentration from The University of Dayton. She is a current candidate for the Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Music degrees in Voice Performance at the University of Kentucky under the supervision of Dr. Everett McCorvey. Calesta’s doctoral project is “Exploring the Role of African American Opera Singers in The Establishment of The Spiritual as A Musical Art Form From 1900 To 1920.”
Bishop Chantel R. Wright is an internationally celebrated choir director and the founder of Pneuma Ministries International. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Chantel started her career as an award-winning choral conductor and received her formal education at VanderCook College of Music where she earned her BA degree in Music Education. As part of her undergraduate studies, Chantel had the privilege of studying in London, England with Ian Pleeth and traveled throughout Europe as a soloist. She started her professional career in Atlanta, Georgia where she served on the music staff of Ebenezer Baptist Church — home of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and as an educator in Dekalb County Public Schools. After seven years of service, Chantel relocated to New York City and hit the ground running as the new Director of the Girls Choir of Harlem, as well as Minister of Music at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, New York. An honor celebrated by few women, Chantel lent her talents to working with the youth of Queens, New York as the Artistic Director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra Youth Gospel Choir.
Bishop Wright has been sought out as a choral clinician nationally and internationally. For two consecutive years as the choir master for the Harare International Festival of the Arts in South Africa, as well as the Roma Gospel Festival in Rome, Italy. Chantel is a mainstay at the Ithaca Gospel Music Festival. As an initiative for aspiring artist, the government of the island of Bermuda engaged Chantel to do a series of workshops and a culminating festival. Most recently, Bishop Wright served at the Fede Gospel Festival in Barcelona, Spain.
Chantel is a recipient of the New York Times Teachers Who Matters Most Award, The Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble Community Service Award, and the Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Award and is a member of the Riverside Club for Education.
General Admission Tickets to the concert performance with the GospelFest Choir featuring Callie Day will be available through the Rialto Center for the Arts.
Participants in the GospelFest Choir receive a ticket to the concert with their registration. Friends and Family of the GospelFest Choir should purchase tickets separately.
Tickets go on sale October 1!