Some of my favorite assignments are those in which I get to photograph people singing or dancing, or doing something musical…Probably because I’m not musically inclined, and I just think it’s so incredible when somebody can sing, dance or play an instrument.
So when I found out that I would be spending an evening photographing a group of women singing gospel music, I was thrilled.
The Gospel Pearls of Roanoke were just incredible. Their music gave me chills.
Gospel Pearls of Roanoke members, Hazel Jones (from left), Dr. Estelle Wade and Rubijean Jones sing during a group practice on March 6, 2012. Earle Woodliff started the Gospel Pearls of Roanoke almost two years ago. Now the group has over 30 members.
Members of the Gospel Pearls of Roanoke sing "Happy Birthday" to Barbara Bright of Roanoke during a group practice. Bright has been in the group since December. "It's up-lifting," said Bright. "It's such a wonderful place (to be)."
Dennis Galloway of Roanoke watches the Gospel Pearls of Roanoke practice. Galloway's wife is in the group.