Gospel Workshops & Celebration

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council is thrilled to announce the return of Gospel Workshops in 2024, led by Reverend Bobby Lewis and Eustace Johnson. Mark your calendars for February 19-25, 2024.

About the Gospel Workshops & Celebration: The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, in partnership with the Black Awareness Association, Juneau AK, brings Gospel to Juneau! Infectious, uplifting music - join the chorus or just come to enjoy the music! This is a week-long community choir workshop with a dress rehearsal on Saturday, February 24 and a final performance on Sunday, February 25 - all are welcome to participate!

Gospel Workshop Details

  • The Gospel Workshops will take place Monday, February 19 through Thursday, February 22 from 6-7:30pm.
  • Monday through Wednesday's sessions will be held at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, and Thursday's session will be held at K̠unéix̠ Hídi Northern Light United Church.
  • Saturday Dress Rehearsal (February 24) starts at 2pm
  • Workshop tickets: $65
  • Register as a Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Bass

Gospel Celebration Concerts

The Gospel Concerts will be held at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Sunday, February 25, at 2 & 5pm.

Enjoy an afternoon of performances by a community choir, led by the amazing Reverend Bobby Lewis and Eustace Johnson of New York. The Gospel Celebration Concert typically features both secular and non-secular music, as well as history and poetry readings to honor Black History Month. The atmosphere is always warm, inviting, and celebratory - exactly what we need during the long winter & spring months!

Tickets: $25 General, $20 Senior, $12 Student, $5 Child

Rev. Bobby Lewis is the Senior Pastor at the New Light Baptist Church in Harlem, New York. He also travels the world sharing the hope of God through singing and teaching music. Some of his greatest achievements: seeing his choir sing with Barbara Streisand at Madison Square Gardens, and writing the opening song for one of Oprah Winfrey’s birthday celebrations. Bobby's Ensemble was featured on PBS with Norm Lewis at Lincoln Center in his cabaret, Who Am I. They were also a featured ensemble in "The Odyssey" at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, singing the music of Todd Almond as part of the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park series. It was so successful, Todd Almond invited Bobby's Ensemble to join him at Lincoln Center to be featured in his cabaret.

Eustace Johnson

Eustace Johnson is currently the Minister of music at the Baptist House of Prayer and the Morningside Pentecostal Church in Harlem, New York City. He is also the Music Director of the Bobby Lewis Ensemble. Eustace has played in every major concert hall in New York City and continues to perform as a pianist, keyboardist and organist, accompanying many soloists and vocal groups around the tri-state area   and abroad. He spends much of his time in private piano instruction, composing, arranging and producing. In addition to the many recordings, Eustace has performed, produced and arranged three solo CD projects. Eustace has appeared on many television spots including the Regis & Kelly show and worked with Stevie Wonder, Barbara Streisand, Chuck Berry, Pete  Seeger, Peter Yaro (of Peter, Paul & Mary), Colonel Abrams, Odetta, Richard Smallwood, Tramaine Hawkins, Andrae Crouch among others.     

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