Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 8, 2008
From its humble beginnings of only five singers in a small store-front Chicago Church in 1960, to its present 100-voices strong membership, the "Mighty Warriors" of the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir under the leadership of Founder/Pastor Dr. Charles G. Hayes have taken their international notoriety to an even higher level with their most recent MCG Records release Chapter One.
With over four decades of record-breaking sales and airplay accolades -- including Gold albums, four chart-topping # 1 singles -- as well as standing-room-only performances around the world in Austria, France, Switzerland and Spain -- Dr. Hayes has built a rare musical legacy that will likely never be eclipsed by any other church-based choir. The Mighty Warriors, as they are known, have shared the stage with some of the giants of Gospel music such as Shirley Caesar, the late Mahalia Jackson, the Reverend James Cleveland Singers and countless others. Prestigious international jazz festivals like Italy's Umbria Jazz Festival and Switzerland's Montreaux Jazz Festival have played host to Dr. Hayes and the "Mighty Warriors" where the choir represented the City of Chicago and performed with blues legend B.B. King and the infamous Gospel quartet the Mighty Clouds of Joy.
Dr. Hayes has earned a highly regarded reputation for developing the world's greatest traditional singing church choirs. "It has always been vitally important to our ministry," Dr. Hayes said, "to instill strong beliefs in our choir members that they are beacons of light shining brightly for all the world to see." "Countless performances have proven to these young people," he added, "that many in the audiences to whom they sing are seeking acceptance, God's Grace and support in their everyday lives." "We must be prepared," he concluded, "to welcome them into a fellowship with Jesus Christ and His community of believers."
Legendary Gospel music industry giant and MCG Records CEO/President James Bullard considers Dr. Charles G. Hayes and the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir a "glorious jewel" in the crown of his label's artists. "Dr. Hayes is a man of incredible compassion, dedication to the Lord's work and unparalleled church musicianship," Bullard stated. "We are truly blessed," he added, "to represent a church and choir whose very name is synonymous with electrifying Gospel music and world-wide discipleship. We are confident," he said, "that Dr. Charles G. Hayes and The Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir's Chapter One debut on MCG Records will surely be a continuation of their nearly fifty-year string of major selling releases."
For additional information on Dr. Charles Hayes and the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir, please contact Louise Bullard-Garrett, or visit http://www.mcgrecords.com. Chapter One, the new release by Dr. Hayes, is available now.
About MCG Records:
MCG Records is the home of Gospel music icons including Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC's, Helen Baylor and the Racy Brothers. Founded by industry icon James Bullard, MCG Records is building a musical legacy for future generations.
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