Shades of Praise New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir performs contemporary gospel music in the African-American style, introduces gospel to wider audiences across racial and denominational boundaries, and forges relationships that dispel stereotypes and create racial harmony.

Shades of Praise Interracial Gospel Choir in concert

Our Leadership

President: Christina Albers (504) 256-0233

Musical Director: Mr. Dwight Fitch, Sr.

Interested in joining the choir?

Prospective members and visitors are welcome to join our rehearsals at any time.  Rehearsals take place on Thursday nights at 7:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church at 5401 South Claiborne Avenue. Enter through the back door on South Prieur.

We are a community choir from different faiths, different backgrounds and different “shades.” We have become a spiritual family and community of people who find joy in singing gospel music. Being part of the choir is a commitment of time and energy.  Each member contributes to the mission and unity of the choir.  We welcome new choir members who will support and sustain that mission.

Email Christina at [email protected] for more information about visiting or auditioning.