According to the The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses Announces 84th Annual Session Set for August 5-11, 2017 in Baltimore, MD   BB/PR — Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey, the “Father of Gospel Music” and writer of over 400 compositions including “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”, founded the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and […]

According to Composer, songwriter, singer, pianist, music publisher Thomas A. Dorsey, often called the Father of Gospel Music, migrated from Atlanta to Chicago as a young man, thus exemplifying the experience of many southern blacks of his day. This journey is also critical to an understanding of what Michael W. Harris called “the rise […]