PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Gospel music is rising to another level on the Delaware River Waterfront at the Sounds of Gospel concert on Saturday, August 27thfrom 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The majestic sound of gospel music will resonate with power and strength from the RiverStage at Penn's Landing on the Great Plaza. Co-Sponsored by WDAS FM, CBS 3 and The CW PHILLY 57, this spectacular will encompass various styles of gospel music, including hymns, songs of praise and contemporary gospel.
This year, The Sounds of Gospel concert will feature internationally acclaimed contemporary gospel artist, Israel Houghton. As a singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and worship leader, he has garnered 4 Grammy® Awards, 6 Dove Awards, 2 Stellar Awards and a Soul Train Award as the leader of the musical ensemble and ministry organization "Israel and New Breed."
Houghton fulfilled a lifelong dream when he recorded his new masterwork, "Love God. Love People" at the historic Abbey Road Studios in London. With a little help from friends like Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin and Take 6's Claude V. McKnight, Mark Kibble and Joe Kibble and his brilliant team of co-producers Aaron Lindsey and Tommy Simms, Houghton has created a new ode to love in this epic, 12 song cycle.
With an intrinsic sense of music chemistry, Houghton has created a catalog of songs which has become a staple in houses of faith, on radio dials and in CD players around the world. Israel Houghton's multicultural upbringing has been pivotal in his boundary-defying music, inspiring people regardless of their age, race, or culture to come together as a united body. Houghton also serves as the worship leader at the Lakewood Church in Houston, TX under the leadership of Pastor Joel Osteen.
"Am I my brother's keeper?" Israel's response is sure to be a resounding "yes!" Israel supports social justice efforts by serving as the spokesman for the international relief / aid organization World Vision and by supporting medical and mercy missions.
The Sounds of Gospel concert will also include spirit-filled performances on the RiverStage at Penn's Landing by The Bryant Pugh Band and Henry Hall and New Dimension.
WDAS FM, CBS 3, and the CW Philly are proud media partners for the Sounds of Gospel concert. On-air personalities will introduce performers and distribute promotional giveaways to concert-goers. (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.
WDAS FM is part of Clear Channel Worldwide the largest independent radio group with six stations in Philadelphia - WDAS FM, Power 99 FM (WUSL), Q-102 (WIOQ), My106.1 (WISX), Rumba (WUBA-AM) and Radio 1045 (WRFF).
Public Programming at Penn's Landing would not be possible without the continued support of corporate partners such as PECO, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Pennsylvania Lottery, Coca-Cola Refreshments of Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, all of whom are committed to serving the Greater Philadelphia community.
The 2011 Summer Program of Free Events at Penn's Landing is funded and produced by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC). All events produced by DRWC are FREE to the public on the RiverStage on the Great Plaza, the heart of Penn's Landing, Philadelphia's premier Delaware River waterfront entertainment destination.
The DRWC is a nonprofit corporation created in January 2009 exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia. DRWC is transforming the waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia.
For more information and event details, please call (215) 922-2FUN or visit
www.delawareriverevents.com. This website is a virtual resource for the waterfront which can help visitors plan to easily park, play and stay all day at Penn's Landing.
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