Total Praise is a multi-generational choir comprised of an assortment of studied professional and aspiring musicians with a keen ear and interpretation of sacred song. Total Praise released its inaugural CD, Total Praise LIve, in 2003. VIBE magazine rated the album exceptional, saying “Total Praise LIve is almost as good as sitting in the pew on Sunday morning.” The album was also acclaimed by Billboard, EBONY, UPSCALE, Sister 2 Sister and Black Elegance magazines. Total Praise was the chorus for music icon Aretha Franklin at the 2009 NBC Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center. The choir has performed on the then nationally syndicated Jane Pauley Show, as well as other special broadcasts for network affiliates across the country.