Memorial has a long legacy of excellence in the ministry of music.
  • the late Elder Richard Baker, a gospel pioneer who gave a series of recitals at Carnegie Hall
  • the late Berniece Hall, who appeared on Broadway and in the international touring company of "Trumpets of the Lord," and on the Grammy Award winning recording of "Porgy and Bess" featuring Leontyne Price and William Warfield
  • Mother Evelyn Williams, one of Harlem's most beloved gospel singers of the past 50 years, who started singing with her family group, The Stanley Sisters. She islovinglyknown as "our Mahalia."
  • Brother Jerry Williams was a longtime member ofRev. Timothy Wright's New York Fellowship Mass Choir. He continues Elder Wright's legacy through the Timothy Wright Memorial choir.
  • Rev. Mother Ella Eure Eaton, a classicalconcert singer, whowas featured on Virgil Thomas' "Four Saints in Three Acts."

Our choir has appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, at Harlem's Gospel Uptown nightclub, and with popular singerslike Fantasia and R. Kelly. And, you never know who might be visiting Memorial on any given Sunday. Saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood and legendary singers like Melba Moore and Martha Reeves have blessed our services.


Memorial Baptist Church/141 Bishop Preston R. Washington Sr. Place (W. 115th St.), Harlem, NY 10026
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