Donald Taylor and the L.A. Mass Choir bring the gospel to Taste of Soul  
By Kimberlee Buck, Contributing Writer
Published October 19, 2016

Choir Director Donald Taylor (Photo by Brian W. Carter)

Meet the man behind the L.A. Mass Choir, Mr. Donald Taylor. His passion for gospel music and choir directing developed at a very young age.

“The first community choir was Harrison Johnson and the Los Angeles Community Choir back in the 1960’s,” said Taylor. “Which is my godfather, so I was under his wings for a long time. Growing up under him, I was inspired to start my own choir. At the age of 17, I started directing my youth choir at church. From then on, it became a passion for me.”

Taylor went on to form the gospel group, “Friends,” which later became “Donald Taylor and the L.A. Mass Choir,” and “L.A. Mass: Next Generation.” Taylor is also the choir director for “One Voice” and “Men of Praise,” two groups at the Faithful Central Church where he has been a member for over 20 years.


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