Formed in 1991, the St. Thomas Gospel Choir consists of 60 spirit-filled, energetic and anointed musicians and singers. With evangelism being a very important factor in the choir’s music ministry, the St. Thomas Gospel Choir shares their music at over 100 services, programs, and celebrations every year.
The St. Thomas Gospel Choir is directed by Waltier Blocker, who is known for his accomplishments as a song writer, recording producer, choral director, actor and more. Blocker is a native Philadelphian who developed his skills while attending the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), Westminster Choir College in Princeton, and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. “A force to be reckoned with” as a bass soloist, Blocker has won numerous awards which led to extensive travel singing opera and classical music with several companies.
In 1991 Walt Blocker was called to direct the gospel choir at the historic Episcopal Church of St. Thomas where he’s been ever since.
Some of the choir’s ministry highlights include:
Performed at the Grand Opening Celebration for the Museum of the American Revolution
STGC performed for the “We Rise Nation Tour” with Van Jones of CNN in partnership with Jay-Z's Roc Nation at the Fillmore Theater
STGC are recent winners for the PHL Live Event held in Philadelphia as the “2016 Best in the Philadelphia Area in Gospel Music Category”
Traveling to Memphis, TN in June of 2016 for the Rhythm of Gospel Awards and winning 2 awards (Traditional CD of the Year and Producer of the Year)
Doors at 6:00 pm | Show at 7:00 pm
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