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Choir strikes positive chord with music, fellowship, and faith

Posted at 10:06 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 00:07:33-05

MILWAUKEE — What would the holiday season be without music? Positively Milwaukee stopped by Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church near 2nd and Garfield and discovered a choir striking a positive chord.

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church has a rich history. It recently celebrated 100 years in Milwaukee.

"I was born in this church." shares Myra Edwards. She directs the Chancel Choir, a group with a longstanding legacy.

"We're always trying to convey spiritually what we feel inside, what the music is messaging to the congregation to the listener."

Edwards explains, "Long history. Longstanding families through generations have become members of this church."

And at a time where many young people are leaving organized religion. 20 year old Alondra Clark returns. She plans to join the Chancel Choir.

Clark states, "The time is always right to do what is right."

The pre-med student hopes to strengthen her faith.

"I think to go to church is very nourishing to the soul. It promotes a positive life a good way to give back to the community to gain some spiritual wisdom."

Chancel Choir members say sharing their talent brings fulfillment.

A peace that only faith, fellowship, and music can deliver.

Edwards insists, "It's all service, we hope it touches the heart in the same way that it touches us."