Reception 5:30 p.m.
Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Meeting after Dinner
Meeting will be held at the
|Herbert S. Jones||Composer & Pianist|
|Rev. Roland Deloach||Pastor|
|Rev. Dr. Soliny Vedrine||Senior Pastor|
Missionary Baptist Church
|Mr. Christopher Gianacoplis||Director|
Boston Baptist Social Union
|Mr. Arthur Almeda||Vice President|
Boston Baptist Social Union
|Welcome||President Jimmy Thomas|
|Song||“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”|
Led by Richard Freeman
|Invocation||Rev. Roland Deloach|
|Business||Mr. Jimmy Thomas|
|Program||“An Evening Among Friends”|
|Benediction||Rev. Dr. Soliny Vedrine|
A native of Dallas, Texas, Sharon Molden is an active member of Messiah Baptist Church in Brockton, Massachusetts, where she offers her gift of music regularly.
Sharon grew up singing Gospel music in her home church and throughout Northeast Texas. Pre-COVID and somewhat since, Sharon has performed throughout New England, and can be heard all over the city in numerous venues as a solo performer and with numerous choirs and choruses.
For the past 26 years, Sharon has appeared at Boston Symphony Hall as a lead vocalist and member of the Boston Pops Gospel Choir, including concerts at the Esplanade. She has also been a featured vocalist during the Holiday at the Pops for eleven concerts and televised in a Pops concert taped for PBS's Evening At the Pops along with guest artists Patti LaBelle and Edwin Hawkins. Sharon has also appeared as the featured artist for the Stonehill College Nakamichi Concert Series.
Herbert S. Jones began playing piano and composing music at Boston's historic Concord Baptist Church and has taught his compositions to choirs at both the Thomas A. Dorsey National Convention of Gospel Choirs & Choruses, and the Edwin & Walter Hawkins Music and Arts Love Fellowship Conference. From 1986 to 2015 Herbert served as Minister of Music at Messiah Baptist Church in Brockton, MA. Throughout those years he also worked with Frieda Battle and the Bay State Choral Chapter and the Boston Pops Gospel Choir. Today he continues to work with the Millenium Ensemble. From 1992 to 2000 he led Psalm One, six voice ensemble which exclusively performs Herbert's compositions.
In 2002, in recognition of his work in Boston's gospel community, Herbert received the Gospel Music Award from New England Conservatory, where he has served as an adjunct faculty member. Since 2003 Herbert has been the director of Boston University's Inner Strength Gospel Choir (ISGC), where his compositions comprise two thirds of the choir's repertoire. Under his direction ISGC has performed at Love Center Ministries in Oakland, CA for (the late) Bishop Walter Hawkins, and with the Boston Pops, and with Maestro Randall Horton performing selections from Duke Ellington's concerts of Sacred Music.
In addition to his musical pursuits, Herbert manages the volunteer and internship program for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.