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First Calvary Baptist Church in Durham is honoring its Director of Music Ministries, Kent Brooks, on Sunday, May 29th. The appreciation celebration will also be a farewell service; Brooks is leaving to pursue aspirations in higher education.
Brooks is a well known singer, musician, and workshop clinician who has served as music director for gospel greats Albertina Walker and Richard Smallwood. He is also the founder, composer/arranger, conductor and accompanist for the Kent Brooks Ensemble.
Brooks spawned thought-provoking insights on the role of gay men in gospel music and the church in 2006, when he offered his perspective to Chicago Tribune in a feature story called “Letting Their Voices Be Heard.”
The musical will feature a mass choir of musicians, choirs and praise teams. Fredrick A. Davis is the host pastor.
Location: First Calvary Baptist Church, 1311 Morehead Avenue
Date: May 29, 2011
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