National Artists Join Gospel Choir's Joyfest

Mar 05, 2019

Nationally known gospel artists Chandler Moore, Kendall McDowell and Geoffrey Golden will be the featured performers when Cal U’s Young and Gifted Gospel Choir hosts its annual Joyfest gospel concert.


Joyfest 2019 will take place at 7 p.m. March 23 in the Performance Center. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

A singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Moore has written songs for VaShawn Mitchell, Briana "Bri" Babineaux & Tye Tribbett.  

His 2016 recording of The Songs We Sing is a collection of worship songs.  

A pastor, songwriter, revivalist, educator and entrepreneur, McDowell is the founder of The Revival Now Network Inc. and Kendall McDowell Ministries Inc. 

He has appeared with Grammy and Stellar Award winner Fred Hammond, Casey J, Deon Kipping, Preshea Hilliard, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise. 

In 2017 McDowell and RAW Worship recorded their first live album, The Sound of NOW LIVE (The SON LIVE). 

Golden’s music career started in 2014 with a victory on “Sunday Best,” a gospel singing competition. 

He released Kingdom ... LIVE!, which placed at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart, in 2015. 

The Young and Gifted Gospel Choir is open to all Cal U students. Its repertoire includes traditional spirituals and African-American gospel music.