“Magnify the Lord” is one of Shades’ favorite songs.

Listen to us sing it at our 2022 Christmas Concert at St. James Major in Gentilly

–and come here us sing it again April 28th at Jazz Fest!


And catch some “Holy Ghost Power” at the same time!

In the summer of 2020, we wanted to find a way to share our experiences with racism and to offer hope to the world for change. Here is the Shades of Praise Unity Project we created.

Shades of Praise Unity Project

Shades of Praise New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir sings “According to Your Faith”, written and arranged by Maestro Dwight Fitch, Sr.

Listen to Shades helping the National Park Service celebrate their 100th birthday!

Listen to Shades of Praise featured in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana: Our Home, New Day commercials composed and sung by Jep Epstein

Shades Makes Number 3 on Gambit’s Bucket List
In September 2014, Gambit Magazine’s 21 Guide added “Check out a rehearsal of the Shades of Praise gospel choir at Loyola University on Thursday night” as item 3 on their Bucket List, a checklist of things to experience while you live in New Orleans!

Gambit's 21 Bucket List Cover
No 3 on Gamibt Bucket List