The New Amsterdam Boys and Girls Choir is a musical group from East Harlem, NYC. It was founded by James Backmon, the musical director at Michael’s first congregation, The Church of the Living Hope. It is no longer at Living Hope and has grown in scope and style over the years. But James’ work with these young people is often life-changing, in ways well beyond their musical education.
They will be with us in worship on Sunday, October 20, providing musical leadership.
The members of the choir will be arriving Saturday, October 19. They will be touring some of the historical sites in Philadelphia and staying over Saturday night with host families for their Sunday singing with us.
Many thanks to the Boys and Girls Choir for visiting Philadelphia and joining Old First on Sunday for worship. And, many thanks to the Old First members who have agreed to host our New Amsterdam guests this weekend.