The Christmas Celebration 2014 at Evangel Cathedral featured a host of your favorite gospel artists in America: Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Erica Campbell, James Fortune, Â Zacardi Cortez and special guest, David Mann.Â This dynamic event welcomed over 27,000 guests.Â Its purpose is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to celebrate the Saviour’s birth.
This spectacular broadway- style musical production in the Washington, Maryland, and Virginia area is like no other. For two and a half hours, we were amazed by the 10 scenes of Christmas taking you back in time to the Victorian era, modern-day, and biblical times. The first half of the show featured the youth who were talented beyond words.Â They put on a show imitating Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, James Brown and others.Â The dancing and singing was so phenomenal.
The second half of the show featured the story of Jesus, from birth to death.Â This adaptation was so real and actually made you feel like you were back in the biblical times. There was a cast of over 200 live animals, a laser light show, awesome special effects, new scenes, and cast of over 125! Â Evangel Cathedral hosts this amazing Christmas Celebration every year and as always it never ceases to amaze everyone including all the children.
DC Nitelife and DENdaily were thankful to have the opportunity to be at this phenomenal and awesome production and look forward to attending next Christmas holiday.
THERE IS NO OTHER PRODUCTION LIKE IT ON THE EAST COAST AND IT IS DEFINITELY A MUST SEE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!
By J.V. Jones
Photographs by Darryle A. Carter