Georgia Mass Choir’s Song Appears In #1 Comedy In America, “The Campaign”
Millions of movie goers poured into theatres this past weekend to see the hilarious #1 Comedy In America, “The Campaign” starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. Not only did they laugh uncontrollably, but was uplifted by the spirited song “Bye & Bye” by the Georgia Mass Choir which also appeared in the film.
The Georgia Mass Choir, affectionately known as ‘America’s Choir’ is poised and ready to declare ‘I Still Have A Praise’ with the album of the same name. (Available Online & In Stores October 2, 2012) Reverend Milton Biggham, Savoy / Malaco Records Executive Director as well as founder and director of this award-winning choir, returned as the featured lead vocalist on the Billboard & Mediabase chart topping single, “I Still Have A Praise On The Inside Of Me” from their much anticipated release. (Available Online Now)
Reverend Biggham, sometimes referred to as the ‘King of Gospel Choirs’ for his invaluable and expansive contribution to the world of gospel choir music, is credited for producing many Gospel Legends including, Rev. James Cleveland, The Caravans, Lou Rawls and many others along with discovering stand-out gospel artists Kirk Franklin and Donnie McClurkin through his direction in their work with both the Georgia Mass and The New York Restoration Choirs. Kirk Franklin enjoyed his first hit with “Joy” and Donnie McClurkin’s debut single, “Speak To My Heart” also claimed the top of the charts.
Biggham’s biography reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of gospel music, though he is most widely recognized for his work as Gospel Music Director of the Georgia Mass Choir for both the platinum-selling soundtrack and the award-winning motion picture “The Preacher’s Wife” starring the late Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington.
During the promotion of the movie, “The Preacher’s Wife,” he traveled with the Georgia Mass Choir while they performed in a ten-city concert tour with Whitney Houston. In addition, the choir made guest appearances on high-profile television programs such as: Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Ebony Awards, The Dove Awards, and The NAACP Image Awards. The choir also starred in a commercial for Volkswagen which aired throughout Europe, on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, performed during the opening ceremony of the prestigious 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, and at the 2000 NFL Super Bowl.
These accomplishments truly makes the Georgia Mass Choir, ‘America’s Choir.’