Brooklyn Tabernacle Church Experience

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On November 22nd I went to Brooklyn Tabernacle with my best friend and her mother. I knew prior, going to this service would count as legitimate performance so much so that I could write a review on it since firstly, I remember whilst watching Obama’s 2012 inauguration ceremony on television that this church choir performed and phenomenally at that. I also knew the gist of what to expect in view of the fact that the two that I attended the church with, regularly attend Brooklyn Tabernacle’s Sunday service. The three of us arrived at the church about 30 minutes before the service started. I noticed as I waited for everything to start that this church had a phenomenally diverse range of attendees. There was your typical grandmother with her …show more content…

I do not think I have ever asked that question outside of my place of employment. It was an interesting experience, to say the least. The massive room gradually began quieting down and the lights started dimming until they were completely off. The only light was that of the stage. From what I could tell there were three sections. On the left were the sopranos, in the middle were the men, and on the right, were the altos. This was exactly how my glee club in high school was divided so they reminded me of us, but with talent head shoulders knees and toes above us. The choir only sang five songs, however, oddly enough their performance lasted almost forty-five minutes. In all of the songs but one, there was an abundance of repetition. I have not heard the majority of the songs they sang before, so I am unaware if this is how the songs are written or if this is simply how the Grammy award-winning choir chose to perform them, but they would sing one verse, which would flow into the bridge, and once they started the chorus they would sing it repeatedly. This, however, I found to be a great idea, seeing that all of the churchgoers were singing, dancing, and clapping along

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