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Gospel music’s king of diversity Damien L. Sneed is headed to the big screen–he just completed filming  ‘Everyone Has a Place.’ Sneed stars in the documentary alongside his mentor, Pulitzer Prize winner and nine-time GRAMMY® Award winner, Wynton Marsalis in the new PBS film by Dennis Scholl of the Knight Foundation and Marlon Johnson, a six-time Emmy award-winning producer and director.

The documentary was filmed at Charlotte’s Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. ‘Everyone Has a Place‘ will air this fall during the 2015 and 2016 seasons on over 150 local PBS stations across the country.

Everyone Has a Place marks the film debut of Sneed’s 200 member Chorale LeChateau. Founded by Sneed in 2009, Choral LeChateau has gained a global reputation for its vivid interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance period pieces to art songs to jazz, spirituals, gospel, and avant garde contemporary music. Members hail from various parts of the world and come from various performing arts institutions and venues such as The Juilliard School, The Metropolitan Opera, Howard University,and more. The ensemble members includes an amazing mix of professionals, GRAMMY® Award winners, college professors, students and ministers.

Chorale LeChateau  is the ultimate chorale and has performed in concerts and other events around the world.

The live recording of Abyssinian Mass featuring Chorale LeChateau will be released on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records; no release date has been scheduled at this time.

Here is your first look at Damien and Wynton discussing the project.

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