Gospel performances lift spirits of Rochesterians

A gathering under gray clouds Saturday aimed to help uplift Rochester after a week that brought tragic news.

As the region mourns Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson and developer Larry Glazer and his wife, Jane, hundreds of Rochesterians, including Mayor Lovely Warren, gathered for the city’s “A Day of Gospel” at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square.

“We’re hopeful that an event like this can bring us all together and not only appreciate one another but appreciate the sacrifices other people have made for us,” said Warren.

The gospel show followed a morning rally and “Praise Walk” march at the Liberty Pole earlier.

Gospel singer Michael Burton of Rochester said openly praising God “means to me that we can come together in unity just to show that everyone is not divided right now.”

“Although a lot of people are hurting, the best thing to do is come together and share love. Sharing love is the tool right now to heal.”

Gospel recording artist Lotan Floyd of Rochester sang his newly released song “Celebrate” and said the event was an opportunity “to show people that you still love God, that you can still dance, and you still love Jesus.”

Gospel artists Serena Young, Jason Wright and the Masters Touch Choir, Paul Boutte and the Zion Hill Mass Choir, Coye Duncan, David Williams, Kendell Brown and the Bright Clouds, Joe James and the Voices of Clouds, and others also performed.

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