• By: OLM Staff

Ernie Cox’s Christmas Gospel Celebration

After two sold-out Christmas concerts in the past two years at the National Arts Centre Studio, Ernie Cox has brought his band and choir to Parkdale United Church for two more unforgettable evenings of Black Gospel music.

Ask anyone who’s been to a carol sing with a Black Gospel choir. When you hear how gospel music can transform those classic old Christmas songs — there’s no forgetting it.

Black Gospel music, in spite of the hardships, the racism, the prejudice, the poverty and the inequality, manages to convey with an ever hopeful sense of resiliency the themes of hope, joy and gratitude common to all of us, religious or not. Along with the infectious rhythms of Black Gospel music, this sense of hope and optimism in spite of the struggle, is what Ernie Cox believes attracts the religious and non-religious to the music.

People last year said these concerts were inspirational, rousing, upbeat, wonderful, celebratory music for the Christmas season. And it’s not just carols, either — some classic gospel and Christmas gospel numbers are getting the full treatment from Ernie, his band and choir.

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