Wilmington Chester Mass Choir – It’s Not Over
Founded on February 2, 1978 by the late Reverend Ernest Davis, Jr., The Wilmington Chester Mass Choir has established themselves as one of the nation’s premier choirs. The choir comprised of dedicated individuals from Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, showcases a blend of talent from various church affiliations.
The choir’s ministry has continued to grow over the past two decades, even after the passing of their founder. In 1991, prior to his death, founder, Rev. Davis, hand picked Rev. Christopher Squire to lead the ministry. During Rev. Squires tenure the choir has had four Musical Directors: Willis Hickerson Jr., the late Min. Ernie Saunders, Musical Director Tamba Giles, and current Musical Director Derrick L. Clements. This consistency has helped the choir to maintain their commitment to excellence.
To date, the choir has recorded 10 projects. The first project, Victory Shall Be Mine recorded with Sweet Rain Records, featured the choir’s favorite selection ”Ride On King Jesus”. This first album was the genesis to one of gospel music’s greatest collaborations: the choir sound of Wilmington Chester Mass Choir, the vocal ability of Rev. Daryl Coley, and the song writing talents of Carol Antrom with the hit tune ”Sovereign”.
The title song of the second project, He’s Preparing Me has become a gospel classic. This album also showcased the talent of the Rev. Daryl Coley. He’s Preparing Me spent over 70 weeks on the Billboard Magazine Gospel Charts. In 1992, He’s Preparing Me won the Stellar Award for best song of the year.