Marcus Mosely Marcus was born in a small town, in the Texas panhandle, called Ralls. Ralls is in Crosby County, surrounded by other small, out of the way, towns with names like Idalou, Crosbyton, Lorenzo and Savage. Segregation and Jim Crow laws were still the order of the day there. Marcus has vivid memories of cotton fields, sorghum, wide irrigation ditches, white faced Hereford cattle and a one-roomed clapboard and tar paper shack with a tin roof (home) that was situated between the pasture fence and a big empty two-story white house. It was here that he began learning to hear the music. First from his mother, who always had a song on her lips… whether she was picking cotton, cleaning white folks homes or weeding her own little victory garden. Marcus soon discovered that he too carried around a well of music in his soul that would spring up in any and every situation in which he found himself. Over the past 52 years Marcus has found himself “drawing from the well” in many places around the world. He has sung throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific … owing to 10 years of service as a missionary. Just before Expo 86 Marcus made Vancouver his home. Since then he has starred in various highly successful stage productions… “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “Black and Gold Revue” and “Show Boat”. Marcus has toured Canada giving concerts and conducting Gospel Choral workshops and has most recently joined forces with Gail Suderman to form the Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (80+ voices strong). Marcus and Gail are artists in residence at Christ Church Cathedral.
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