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 Musicology
 

The Musicology Of Min. Michael E. Fletcher
And The Michael Fletcher Chorale

 

THE MICHAEL FLETCHER CHORALE

The Michael Fletcher Chorale was founded in July 1982 through a vision.  Under the leadership of their founder and director, Michael E. Fletcher, the Chorale has maintained a unique artistry and style of music ministry that is second to none.  The Michael Fletcher Chorale consists of a group of saved and anointed artists who minister with conviction as they spread the love of God through song and tell the world that “Jesus still saves.” 

The Michael Fletcher Chorale has participated with national organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Gospel Music Workshop of America and Bishop Paul S. Morton and the Full Gospel Baptist Convention.  The music ministry of this aggregation has taken them across the length and breadth of the United States.  The Chorale has also had the opportunity to minister with gospel legends such as Pastor Walter Hawkins, Yolanda Adams, Minister Kirk Franklin and the Family, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers, the late Reverend James Moore, Douglas Miller, Wanda Nero Butler, the Clark Sisters, Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole and Evangelist Dorothy Norwood. 

In their 25 year history, The Michael Fletcher Chorale has had the distinct honor of recording three music projects on the Sound of Gospel label, Jesus…He’s the One, The Michael Fletcher Chorale Live produced by the late Maestro Thomas A. Whitfield and Highest Praise produced by Pastor Rudolph Stanfield Jr.  In 2000, the Chorale was privileged to record with Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole on her first live solo project on the GospoCentric record label.  In August 2002, the Chorale was featured as the Detroit Super Choir with Dr. Bobby Jones during the BET Road show tapings.  In September 2002, the Chorale celebrated 20 years of music ministry with a reunion concert held at Galilee Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan.

In summary, during the past 25 years God has done wonderful and miraculous things for the Michael Fletcher Chorale. Through faith, perseverance, determination and much prayer they will continue to “Look and Live.”   

About the Founder and President, Michael E. Fletcher
To see Michael Fletcher is to see someone that has no boundaries for giving God what He is justly due–the “Highest Praise!”  His unique and exhilarating style of directing is often imitated by young and old alike.

Michael Fletcher is a musical icon that has dedicated over 30 years to the ministry of music.  Michael’s music ministry began at the tender age of seven as the founder and director of the Pingree Street Community Choir.  By the age of 12, Michael was the director of music for the Second Canaan Missionary Baptist church under the pastorate of the late Reverend David L. Kelley Sr.  A protégé of the “The Maestro,” the late Minister Thomas A. Whitfield, Michael has taken his ministry to a new level.  Some of Michael’s numerous accomplishments include, a charter member and director of the Whitfield Company for the past 30 years and National Assistant Chapter Representative to the Gospel Music Workshop of America–Detroit Chapter. 

In addition to Michael’s extensive choral directing ability, he is also a renowned vocalist.  His vocal training began in the Detroit Public School system, where he was a featured soloist at school assemblies and participated with glee clubs and choirs throughout his educational years.  Michael has had the privilege to be mentored by music greats such as Brazeal W. Dennard, John Massenburg, Mildred Dobey and the late Geraldine Duncan.

In past years, Michael’s other vocal undertakings include recording with artists such as, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Yolanda Adams, the Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar, the late Minister Thomas A. Whitfield, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, The National Baptist Convention Choir, United Temple Church of God in Christ, Rudolph Stanfield and New Revelation, Derrick Milan and The Krew, Ruth Busby and Rev. James Marks and the Voices of Heaven.

Michael also travels extensively and can be found conducting workshops, seminars, conferences, concerts and other various ministry opportunities.  His vast travels are not limited to the United States alone.  During his musical journey, he has participated in a 10 day–6 city tour in Spain with the Whitfield Company and was choir director for the Millennium Conference in Nassau, Bahamas which featured recording artist Richard Smallwood.

Michael Fletcher has also worked with the legendary Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin, on several occasions–including a prayer vigil held in May 2003 for recording artist Luther Vandross. He has been a member of Second Ebenezer Church for the past 25 years under the tutelage of Pastor Edgar L. Vann, Jr.  At Second Ebenezer, Michael serves as Director of Music, where he inspires others to another level of praise, as well as, mentors upcoming artists and aspiring musicians.

One of Michael’s favorite passages of scripture is, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”  Proverbs 3:5-6.

To God Be The Glory
For The Great Things He Has Done!