The choir was so popular with church members it was decided to invite young boy's community wide to join the re-named choir, the Harlem Boy's Choir, with Dr. Walter Turnbull as its former director. The rest is amazing history! The many disciplines taught by Dr. Turnbull and his dedicated staff provided learning in reading skills, voice development and music appreciation.
My training from those days has a direct and profound influence that affects my musical arrangements today. Most of the boys are college graduates and successful citizens in the world. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, during those formative years, I promised the Lord, I would make a difference in the world and change lives through the ministry of music. Currently, my music has me participating in several capacities including the following: the American Guild of Organists; the Market Street SDA Church in Oakland, CA as minister of music; organist for congregations at Rejoice Ministries, Salem Lutheran Home, Fellowship Church, San Francisco, CA Capital City SDA Church, Sacramento, CA and guest organist at my home church in New York City. Now resides in Oakland, California. Since 2006 I have released three albums and working on my forth Creation which will be fully released by October 2009.
I have uploaded four tracks on Lastfm for listeners. All of my releases can be found on Amazon.com MP3's or itunes.com, search for Lawrence Sumpter. The music I produce is my testimony about life and how the Lord Jesus Christ has blessed me. I pray my music will help you remember that God is a protector and has promised to see us through trials and all our sorrows. Enjoy! Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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