Gospel for Teens at Grant's Tomb in New York City
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Mama Foundation for the Arts: Musicals, Concerts and Education in Harlem
Save the Date
The Annual Gala Benefit for The Mama Foundation for the Arts

Save the Date

Mama Foundation for the Arts Gospel for Teens Choir in performance, 2011. Photo credit: Louis Myrie.

Entertainment by the award-winning Gospel for Teens Choir and the casts of Mama, I Want to Sing; Alive!, We Are! and Sing Harlem Sing!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7 p.m.
St. Martin’s Cathedral
122nd Street and Lenox Avenue
Harlem, New York City

Benefit Committee: Whoopi Goldberg, Lesley Stahl, Vanessa Williams, Dionne Warwick, Cissy Houston, Nate Berkus, Billy Porter, Walt Frazier, Ann Tripp, and Vy Higginsen. A special event donated by Larry Scott and Lawrence Scott Events.

For Youth
Gospel for Teens

Gospel for Teens at The Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition

Mama Foundation for the Arts Gospel for Teens Choir took the grand prize at The Pathmark Gospel Choir Competition in February, 2011. Photo credit: Jasmin Williams.

Vy Higginsen and gospel legend, Dr. Emily "Cissy" Houston, joined forces to teach aspiring teenagers about the importance of gospel music as an art form.

Gospel for Teens has grown to be a highly respected and influential program for youth between the ages of thirteen and nineteen.

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  Poster for Mama, I Want to Sing in London  

Poster for Mama, I Want to Sing in London at the Gielgud Theatre, January-June, 1995. Featured are Doris Troy (left) and Stacey Francis (right).

The Mama Foundation for the Arts welcomes your tax deductible donation. Your contribution supports our mission, which is to keep the legacy of gospel, jazz, and R&B Arts alive and growing. The MFA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

MORE ABOUT OUR SUPPORTERS AND HOW TO CONTRIBUTE.

For Adults
Wednesday Sings!

Butch Heyward

Butch Heyward will be one of our Wednesday Sings! instructors in the forthcoming series.

Wednesday Sings! is designed for adults. Join us on Wednesdays at The Mama Foundation for the Arts for a Harlem musical experience!

LEARN MORE ABOUT WEDNESDAY SINGS!

Harlem Musical Theater Series

Our Harlem Musical Theater Series features two of our signature shows and two new shows we have created for your inspiration and enrichment. Before or after one of our shows, enjoy a meal at one of the many notable restaurants in the area.

Sping Season
We Are! The Gospel for Teens Musical

Alive! A New Musical

Gladys Mitchell takes front and center during a performance of Alive! She is one of 18 cast members who are 55 and older and still kicking! Photo by Carol Rosegg.

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Sping Season
We Are! The Gospel for Teens Musical

We Are! The Gospel for Teens Musical

Cast performing in We Are! at the Dempsey Theater, 2013. Photo credit: Carol Rosegg.

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31st Annivesary Season
Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation

Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson and Sandra Huff in Mama, I Want to Sing

Ahmaya Knoelle Higginson and Sandra Huff in Mama, I Want to Sing at Dempsey Theater in 2011. Photo credit: Jasmin Williams.

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Signature Show
Sing Harlem Sing!

The Cast in Sing Harlem Sing! 2012

Sing Harlem Sing! at the Dempsey Theater in 2012. Photo credit: G. N. Miller.

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