Boston Pops Gospel Night 2013
Boston Symphony Hall May 25, 2013 8:00 PM
$22.00 - $92.00
Charles Floyd is an annual guest conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Since 1993 his performances have included "Gospel Night at Pops" at Boston's Symphony Hall, a program which features orchestral classics as well as a 120-voice gospel chorus.
in the rousing sounds of Gospel music. The passion, the delight, the celebration
that is at the heart of all Gospel music will entertain and enlighten you
throughout the concert. Featured is the Boston Pops Gospel Choir, whose
exuberant sound will leave you walking on air as you leave Symphony Hall after
one of the Boston Pops most popular nights. Charles Floyd, conductor.
Phipps is a world-renowned vocal artist, pastor, motivational speaker, and
education activist. He is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer
of the U.S. Dream Academy, Inc., a non-profit,
national after-school program that provides mentoring and tutoring around the
country to children of incarcerated parents and children falling behind in
Founded in 1998, this organization has grown from one center in Washington, DC
to 10 learning centers located across this nation. The Dream Academy program
offers skill-building, character-building and dream-building activities in a
safe after-school environment utilizing both one-to-one mentoring as well as
state of the art technology to deliver on-line academic enrichment.
Phipps currently serves on the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Board of
Directors. He has also brought his considerable skills to a number of
organizations where he served formerly including the Scholarship America Board
of Trustees; the Council for Religious Freedom; and Prison Fellowship
Ministries. Mr. Phipps served as the Assistant to the President of Oakwood
College in Huntsville, Alabama, and Assistant to the President of Bowie State
University in Bowie, Maryland. For his work at the U.S. Dream Academy Mr.
Phipps has received numerous service awards, among them: The Excellence in
Mentoring for Program Leadership Award from MENTOR/National Mentoring
Partnership; the Oprah Winfrey Angel Network Use Your Life Award; the Philanthropist
of the Year Award from The National Center for Black Philanthropy, Inc.;
and the Distinguished Service Award from Loma Linda University. In
recognition of his positive global impact through speaking, The National
Speakers Association awarded Wintley the prestigious Master of Influence
Phipps has been the featured speaker and performer for many notable occasions
around the world. On January 21, 2009 his celebrated rendition of
"Amazing Grace" was performed for the 56th Presidential Inaugural
Prayer Service and President Barack Obama at the Washington National
Cathedral. On January 2, 2007, by special request of Ms. Oprah Winfrey, Mr.
Phipps delivered an inspirational address and prayer for the opening of the
Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. Hosted by
Congress, Wintley has sung for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush,
William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush at the annual National
Presidential Prayer Breakfast events and other distinguished celebrations.
Wintley was selected by Oprah Winfrey to offer musical interpretations for her
week-long coverage of the "9/11" tragedy and was asked to pen
a special prayer for her to deliver in tribute to the lives lost. He met
President Nelson Mandela of South Africa; performed for the 2005 inaugural
swearing-in ceremony of President George W. Bush; the 1984 and 1988 National
Democratic Conventions; USA Funds California Association of Student Financial
Aid Administrators Annual Conference; the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremonies
in the White House for Mother Teresa of Calcutta and The Little Rock Nine; the
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., TV special; 13th and 14th annual European Prayer
Breakfast in Brussels hosted by the European Parliament; the Salvation Army;
the Billy Graham Crusades; the Urban League; the Vatican for Pope John Paul
II; the Rosa Parks Birthday Celebration; and Loma Linda University Centennial
Celebration. He has also conducted lectures in Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa
and North and South America.
Phipps has performed on Saturday Night Live and has been the
special guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and CBS Nightwatch. Mr. Phipps was
nominated for Grammy Awards in 1988 and 1989. He is the author of The Power
of A Dream (1996); My Greatest Romance: Love Notes to God Vol I (2011);
founder of Songs of Freedom Publishing Company and Coral Records
Recording Company. Phipps has attracted an entire new generation of fans
as his performance of Amazing Grace has received over nine
million viewers making him the most watched Gospel Music artist on YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMF_24cQqT0. Mr. Phipps is married to the
lovely Linda Diane Galloway Phipps (an RN) and they have been blessed with
three fine sons: Wintley Augustus, II, Winston Adriel, and Wade Alexander.
Information On Gospel Night At The Pops
In 1993, the first
Gospel Night at the Pops was presented with Maestro
Isaiah Jackson and Rev. Alvin Parris
at the helm. For the ten years from
1994 – 2003, Maestro Charles Floyd
designed, arranged, and conducted the program. In 2004 Maestro Chelsea Tipton, II conducted arrangements by Dennis
Montgomery, III, Renese E. King, and Dennis L. Slaughter.
In 2005, Maestro Floyd returned to the podium, and has conducted each