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LIFE Choir at the gala Opening of the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles.
L I F E
Love – Inspiration – Faith - Everlasting
Gospel music happens when LIFE Choir sings. LIFE Choir is smooth and polished with an incredible five and six part harmony. When LIFE Choir sings, music becomes an event to experience.
LIFE Choir was founded in 1981 by the internationally renowned writer, composer, arranger, director and producer, H. B. Barnum. LIFE Choir is made up of many different backgrounds, religions, entertainers, writers, actors, housewives, children and a multitude of much, much more.
They have all joined together to express their musical ministry and share their individual talents with those who seek spiritual uplifting.
There is no performance too large or too small. LIFE Choir’s music ministry is “for everybody, everywhere, without exception.” In the past 29 years, LIFE has performed with many greats such as: Barry White, Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, O.C. Smith, Andy Williams, Neil Diamond, Vanessa Williams, Shirley Caesar, to name a few.
LIFE Choir has appeared on the March of Dimes Telethon, two industry promos of the Lion King at the Pantages Theatre, Jerry Lewis Telethon, Lou Rawls-United Negro College Fund Telethon, The Stellar Awards, The National Urban League Convention, The Aretha Franklin Tribute, Tribute to Ed Sullivan, Dolly Parton Kenny Rogers Christmas Special, The dedication of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Los Angeles, Hands Across America, Franko DeVita-Greek Theater, The Christmas Special at the Grove in Los Angeles, Arsenio Hall with “Foreigner” and “Hammer” The Natalie Cole Show, American Music Awards, Black Achievement Awards, Soul Train Awards, Scott Newman Foundation, St. Jude Foundation, The NAACP Awards, The American Film Institute honoring Sidney Portier, Jane Goodall Foundation. Disneyland with Robert Guilliame and Connie Sellecca, The Los Angeles Marathon, Basilica for the Vatican In Assisi Italy with Barry White, The Polish Film Festival-Los Angeles, Maryla Rodowicz in Poland, The Grammy’s, The Academy Awards, The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs-Martin Luther King, Jr. Gospel Festival, Temple Aliyah Gospel Shabbat and Sinai Temple Interfaith Service.
For the past 29 years, LIFE Choir serves Thanksgiving dinner to over 1200 guests at the Hollywood Recreation and Parks on Cole Avenue in Hollywood; the homeless, seniors, families and anyone else who wants to join in the fun, food, games and fellowship. The day includes music by special artists who drop in to perform, including LIFE Choir, a complete sit-down dinner with all the trimmings prepared and served by LIFE Choir members. H.B. Barnum’s Annual Adopt-A-Senior Celebrity Golf Tournament celebrated 22 years on July 26, 2010. Proceeds are used to make sure Senior Citizens receive a well balanced meal delivered to their door. LIFE Choir members volunteer their time and talents to support this incredible venture.
H. B. Barnum, Founder/Director
Audrey Brooks, President
Geri Robinson, Vice President
Rayna Nettlesbey, Secretary
Joyce Martin, Treasurer
Lynne Walton, Assistant Director
Lloyd Baskin, Assistant Director