B I O G R A P H I C A L

The Chicago Spirituals is a gospel group that blends contemporary and traditional gospel like no other group ever has. The group is anchored by international favorite Tecora Rogers who has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Russia performing jazz and gospel.

In 2003, Tecora was offered the opportunity to bring her own group to Europe and she established the Chicago Spirituals. The group completed their first European tour successfully in December 2004. They performed in Basagliapenta, Rapallo, Terlizzi, Sicily and many other cities throughout Italy. In fact, their tour was so successful they were immediately invited back to perform in 2005 at many of the same as well as new venues. In 2007 The Chicago Spirituals returned for their third tour of Italy.

The Spirituals have also performed throughout the Midwest including Highland Community college, various events for Christ Advocate Hospital and churches throughout the Chicago area.. In 2005 the Chicago Spirituals produced their first CD entitled “I’m Going Home”. That was followed in 2006 with their second offering “God’s Grace”. In 2007 they produced “Christmas With The Spirituals”. All contain a mix of original songs and their arrangements of popular favorites.

In 2015, the Chicago Spirituals will celebrate their 10th season aboard the Spirit Of Chicago for the monthly gospel brunch cruises and have become a major attraction for the Entertainment Cruise line.

The current group line-up includes: Tecora Rogers, Group Leader Soprano / Alto; Tina Brown, Alto; Corneal Harper, Jr., Baritone; Marilyn Hearns, Soprano and Kevin Smith, Tenor / Musical Director / Pianist.

From Thomas A. Dorsey to Mahalia Jackson, Chicagoans have been the center of the progress of gospel music for decades. With Tecora Rogers at the helm and Kevin Smith's musical direction, the Chicago Spirituals continue this epic journey.

To book the Chicago Spirituals contact Tecora Rogers at 1.773.831.4484 or email: tecora@tecorarogers.com.

The current group line-up includes: Tecora Rogers, Group Leader Soprano / Alto; Tina Brown, Alto; Corneal Harper, Jr., Baritone; Marilyn Hearns, Soprano and Kevin Smith, Tenor / Musical Director / Pianist.

From Thomas A. Dorsey to Mahalia Jackson, Chicagoans have been the center of the progress of gospel music for decades. With Tecora Rogers at the helm and Kevin Smith's musical direction, the Chicago Spirituals continue this epic journey.

To book the Chicago Spirituals contact Tecora Rogers at 1.773.831.4484 or email: tecora@tecorarogers.com.


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