The McCrary Foundation Choir is the go-to choir for music’s most memorable performances including Michael Jackson’s internationally televised funeral in 2009, Beyonce’s 2015 Grammy performance of “Take My Hand, Precious Lord ” and Common and John Legend’s ” Glory” , also at the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Alfred and Natascha McCrary share the inspiration behind their latest piece, “Let There Be Peace”.
“We began noticing violence increasing on a global level, not to mention what was already going on in the United States. We began praying and wanting so much to be somehow a part of the solution — we often found ourselves in tears and totally helpless.
We just began to write what we were really feeling and it was not a good feeling at all. It was important, for us, to try and understand where the madness, the anger, the intolerance came from. Why were we all beginning to accept these illnesses as our new normal?
From the depths of disparity this song was born and in the end the message was clear…Let There Be Peace.”
To listen to “Let There Be Peace”, click HERE
ABOUT The McCrary Foundation Choir
They are a family recording act consisting of three generations from ages 3 – 70 and 36 members strong.
The choir is an offshoot of The McCrarys the acclaimed American family Gospel and R&B group known for the songs “You” (featuring Stevie Wonder on harmonica), “Lost in Loving You,” “Love on a Summer Night” and “Any Ol’ Sunday” (later covered by Chaka Khan).
The McCrarys’ distinctive sound and cohesive harmonies created a modern and cool style of gospel, in the 1970’s that was years before its time and is still being mimicked by contemporary artists to this day.
The original members have appeared together and/or individually for an array of top-selling artists including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Andrae Crouch, Chaka Khan, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams and Quincy Jones.