Helen McNair

03.22.2010 Helen McNair Comments Off on HELEN MCNAIR PERFORMS EASTER CONCERTS

HELEN MCNAIR PERFORMS EASTER CONCERTS

Helen McNair performs Easter concerts
(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.)  Singer, Helen McNair performs a concert celebrating the glory of Easter on Tuesday, March 30, at 10:00 a.m. on 780 E. 21st Street in San Bernardino at Perris Hills Senior Center.
McNair says, “Singing is a joy to me and I am blessed to be able to share that joy with others.”
She will also perform at 5th Street Senior Center on April 1, at 9:30 a.m. at 600 W. 5th Street in San Bernardino.
Her performance includes: My Tribute (To God Be The Glory), What A Wonderful World, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, Blessed Assurance, His Eye Is On The Sparrow, You Are So Beautiful, He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands and Wind Beneath My Wings.
“I like to sing Gospel, spiritual songs, and the classics,” said McNair. She performs for weddings, banquets, religious functions and community organizations throughout the Inland Empire and Los Angeles.
McNair has performed on stage with some of gospel’s greatest artists including: The Clara Ward Singers, Professor James Cleveland, Professor Raymond Rasberry, Gregory Perkins-Bowen, Vernard Johnson, Shirley Caesar and Albertina Walker.
McNair is a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in San Bernardino, where she is an active member of the Sanctuary Choir, the Mass Choir, and Mission Chorus.
  For more information or to book McNair, call (951) 315-5961 or fax (909) 888-2331.
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01.22.2010 Helen McNair Comments Off on Helen McNair Presents Black History/Valentine’s Day Concert

Helen McNair Presents Black History/Valentine’s Day Concert

Helen McNair will present a Black History/Valentine’s Day concert Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Fifth Street Senior Center in San Bernardino.
 
(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Professional singer, Helen McNair, presents a Black History/Valentine’s Day Concert on Thursday, February 11, 2010, at 10:45 A.M., at the Fifth Street Senior Center, 600 West Fifth Street, San Bernardino. 
The concert is sponsored by Linda Wilson-Gomez, Activities Director of San Bernardino Parks and Recreation.
Ms. McNair performs for weddings, banquets, community organizations and church functions throughout the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Nevada and much of the East and West coasts.  She has performed for such organizations as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Council of Negro Women, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
McNair began her professional career in the 1960s, along with her two sisters, in New Brunswick, New Jersey where they were known as the “Georgettes.” They began by singing in their church and traveling to New York City to record as background singers for professional and upcoming artists. “The group recorded ten records, none of which became national hits,” she said, “but were popular in the New Jersey and New York areas.”

McNair relocated to California in the 1980s, where she continued to sing as a solo artist. She recalls, “During one of my engagements at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, Mrs. Gertrude Ward, the manager of the Clara Ward Singers, approached me when I had finished singing and asked me to come to Los Angeles for an audition.  I went and auditioned and became a Clara Ward Singer.” The Clara Ward Singers were instrumental in bringing gospel music out of the church and into the main stream, performing in nightclubs, Las Vegas and Disneyland.

McNair has performed on stage with some of the gospel greats as well as The Clara Ward Singers.  Other artists include Professor James Cleveland, Professor Raymond Rasberry, Gregory Perkins-Bowen, Vernard Johnson, Shirley Caesar and Albertina Walker.
She is a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in San Bernardino, CA., where she is an active member of the Sanctuary Choir, the Mass Choir, and Mission Chorus.
 
McNair can be reached for concerts and bookings at (951) 315-5961 or fax (909) 888-2331.

04.08.2009 Helen McNair Comments Off on Gospel Singer to Perform Easter Concert

Gospel Singer to Perform Easter Concert

Gospel singer Helen McNair will perform Saturday, March 11 at the Victoria Woods Senior Apartments.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Gospel singer Helen McNair is scheduled to perform at the Victoria Woods Senior Apartments, 1095 Kendal Dr, San Bernardino, as part of Easter festivities. The event, sponsored by Gene Chandler, president, and Helen Chandler, activities director, at the Victoria Woods Senior Apartment, is scheduled for 4 p.m., Saturday, April 11.

“Easter is a time of celebration and joy for people around the world,” McNair said. “It’s an honor to perform for the residents of Victoria Woods Senior Apartments on this special occasion.”

McNair began her professional career in the 1960s, along with her two sisters, in New Brunswick, N.J. in a group known as the Georgettes. They began by singing in their church and traveling to New York City to record as background singers for professional and upcoming artists.

McNair has performed with The Clara Ward Singers, Prof. James Cleveland, Prof. Raymond Raspberry, Gregory Perkins-Bowen, Vernard Johnson, Shirley Caesar and Albertina Walker.

Currently, McNair performs for weddings, banquets, community organizations and church functions throughout the Inland Empire, Los Angeles and beyond.

Her repertoire includes, gospel, spirituals, songs for special occasions and the classics. She is a member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in San Bernardino, and is active in the Sanctuary choir, the Mass choir and the Mission chorus.



For more information about booking McNair contact (909) 888-0017.

11.10.2008 Helen McNair Comments Off on Church to Present Helen McNair in Christmas Concert

Church to Present Helen McNair in Christmas Concert

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church presents Helen McNair in a Christmas concert Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) New Hope Missionary Baptist Church presents professional singer Helen McNair in a Christmas concert Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. The church is at 1575 W. 17th Street, San Bernardino. Dr. Robert L. Fairley is Pastor.

The mass choir and musicians of New Hope will assist her, including Minister of Music, Michael Jackson; Blinkey Williams–Powell, Director/Musician, Mass choir; and Carl Wilson, Director/Musician, Sanctuary choir.

The Guest Choir for the event will be Good News Community Church of Riverside. Ira Gray is the Musician/Director, and the Rev. Levonzo Gray is Pastor.

McNair began her professional career in the 1960s, along with her two sisters, in New Brunswick, New Jersey where they were known as the “Georgettes.” They began by singing in their church and traveling to New York City to record as background singers for professional and upcoming artists. “The group recorded ten records, none of which became national hits,” she said, “but were popular in the New Jersey and New York areas.”

McNair relocated to California in the ‘80s, where she continued to sing as a solo artist. She recalls, “During one of my engagements at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, Mrs. Gertrude Ward, the manager of the Clara Ward Singers, approached me when I had finished singing and asked me to come to Los Angeles for an audition. I went and auditioned and became a Clara Ward Singer.” The Clara Ward Singers were instrumental in bringing gospel music out of the church and into the main stream, performing in nightclubs, Las Vegas and Disneyland.

McNair has performed on stage with some of the gospel greats as well as The Clara Ward Singers. Other artists include Professor James Cleveland, Professor Raymond Rasberry, Gregory Perkins-Bowen, Vernard Johnson, Shirley Caesar and Albertina Walker.

Currently, McNair performs for weddings of hawaii, banquets, community organizations and church functions throughout the Inland Empire, Los Angeles and beyond. Her repertoire includes, gospel, spirituals, songs for special occasions and the classics. She is a member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in San Bernardino, and is active in the Sanctuary choir, the Mass choir and the Mission chorus.

McNair can be reached for concerts and bookings at (951) 315-5691 or FAX (909) 888-2331.

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