The BC/EFA fiscal year begins on October 1. On that day, every year, the “fundraising odometer” rolls back to zero and we start again. It seems somehow fitting that our first major event of every fiscal year is a musical prayer of gratitude and hope.
This year, on Sunday, October 19th THE BROADWAY INSPIRATIONAL VOICESperformed a special 10th Anniversary Concert of gospel music at New York’s historic Town Hall hosted by Star Jones and with special guest, Grammyâ Award winner and R&B legend, Patti LaBelle joining the VOICES in a grand finale.
The Broadway Inspirational Voices is a gospel ensemble founded and musically directed by Michael McElroy, a well-known Broadway performer and BC/EFA Trustee. The Inspirational Voices is comprised of an impressive roster of singers from such Broadway shows as Aida, Beauty & The Beast, Cabaret, Hairspray, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, The Producers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ren, Man of La Mancha, Jesus Christ Superstar, Kiss Me Kate, Jekyll & Hyde, Smokey Joe’s Café, The Music Man and more.
For the last ten years, The Gospel Celebration allows its audience to feel strength in our common humanity, as people of all faiths and backgrounds came together to celebrate as a community a higher power that underlines every faith. Over 50 voices strong, The Broadway Inspirational Voices sold out Town Hall and filled the hearts of those in attendance with a light-hearted and joyous enthusiasm, as it marked the beginning of the BC/EFA fundraising season.
Special thanks to our major sponsors for this
10th Annual Gospel Celebration: