The Harlem Gospel Choir was founded on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, January 15, in 1986. Since then, for the past 26 years, they haven't stopped singing, often in front of royalties, popes and presidents, including Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela.
The group's 65 members, ranging in age from 17 to 70, have already shared the stage with the likes of U2, Keith Richards, Diana Ross, Sinead O'Connor, Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Lisa Marie Presley, and many more.
In Israel they are scheduled to hold three gigs at Zappa clubs across the country starting November 29. The performances will include gospel church classics, as well as Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson songs. Tickets will be offered for NIS 199 (about $52).