Is there anything that the queen of Gospel, CeCe Winans, can’t do? The legendary singer is the best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time. And on December 19 and 20, 2019, she will perform new hits from her just-released Christmas album, “Something’s Happening,” backed up by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and the powerful vocalists of the Morgan State University Choir.
Also on the program are the songs from the album, “Let Them Fall In Love,” which was produced by her son, Alvin Love, III.
“Alvin shared with me a vision that he had of a record that was bold and a little different than anything I’d ever done before,” remembers Winans. “When I heard the songs he’d been writing, I got so excited. He has great ears and great style and a unique way of writing and thinking things through. It made it extra special that two generations of family were able to come together on this record.”
Bringing together generations is Winans’ specialty, and she drew inspiration for the album from her extensive work with the young men and women who attend the church she and her husband founded in Nashville.
“It’s really important to me to share where I’ve been and to encourage young people to understand that they can go even further,” reflects Winans. “I wanted to make an album that ties us together, something that young people would be able to learn from and be inspired by.”
Winans is able to inhabit each song on the record so fully in part because she’s lived their stories. She describes album opener “He’s Never Failed Me Yet” as “my personal testimony,” and “Run To Him” as her frequent act of refuge.
Gospel Christmas with CeCe Winans is back by popular demand.
Last year’s performance at the Meyerhoff drew rave reviews. Winans enjoys a devoted local Baltimore following and this year’s program promises to be just as inspiring.
For tickets, visit: www.BSOmusic.org call: 410-783-8000.