Total Experience Gospel Choir
Total Experience Gospel Choir bursts with love, joy and enthusiasm – humanity! It is hailed as one of the Pacific Northwest’s finest soulful ensembles. The group began as a gospel music class at Seattle’s Franklin High School in 1973.
Since then the choir has grown to become a nationally and internationally known gospel singing group. In 1989, they became the first African-American oriented choir to sing in the Mormon Tabernacle singing with the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City, Utah. They also perform at schools, penal institutions, festivals, public events, political events, private parties, street corners, churches and religious establishments as well as performing on radio and TV. Their musical message gets around!
For the past 27 years, the choir has engaged in spiritual pilgrimages, educational ventures and tours to 38 states and 13 countries.
Founder/Director, Pastor Patrinell Wright has also received numerous recognitions. including: Washington State Governors Ethnic Heritage Award for helping to preserve Black gospel music in our state; Women In Communications Award; Jefferson Award; Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award; Mahalia Jackson Community Service Award; Edwin Pratt Award from the Urban League of Greater Seattle and many, many more!