Beverley Arts Trust present
New York Gospel Singer L D Frazier
Saturday 27th October 2007
Toll Gavel Church
Workshop: 5pm Concert : 7.30pm
Workshop free to concert goers
New York Gospel Singer L D Frazier has taken his gospel songs all around the world.
Tracing Gospel’s evolution - from its African roots and early Spirituals, through Emancipation to the present day.
L D Frazier was born in Cleveland and grew up in Buffalo and Los Angeles. He later moved to Detroit and sang with the harmony group Richard Green's Acapells.
In 1974 Frazier decided to devote his life to full-time gospel singing and from New York he has taken his gospel songs all around the world, performing in countries including Brazil, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Egypt and Europe as well as making regular visits to the United Kingdom.
L D's deep interest in the origins of Gospel music has led him to trace the evolution of this American expression from its African roots to its impact today.
His repertoire includes early Spirituals of the late eighteenth century, Jubilee gospel associated with Emancipation in the nineteenth century, and the Gospel music of the twentieth century.
He has toured the world, made recordings, appeared on TV and in films (notably "Cotton Comes to Harlem" and Bette Midler's "The Rose"), and led many lecture-demonstrations.
L D also joined Scott Stroman & Eclectic Voices in Gospel concerts, notably a concert with Paul Jones at The Barbican Concert Hall in memory of Roy Castle.
Accompanying himself on piano, LD performs inspirational gospel songs and talks about their history and how they have related to his life.
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Tel: 01482 391672
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