Renese King

Renese  King

Renese King

Renese King’s array of musical talents has taken her from spiritual and gospel singing at the church podium to timpani playing on the Carnegie Hall stage. Recognized for her talents as an instrumentalist and arranger, she has appeared on the East Coast and internationally as an accompanist, vocalist, and vocal ensemble director with many Massachusetts-based choral and orchestral ensembles. But it is her soulful and moving voice that garnered her a Boston Music Award as Gospel/Inspirational Artist of the Year. Often singing her own arrangements, Ms. King has performed with many ensembles in the New England area and across the nation. Her voice is featured on the soundtracks of three award-winning PBS documentary films (Emmy, Peabody, and Sundance awards): Freedom Riders (2011), Freedom Summer (2014), and Tell Them We Are Rising (2018). Making her fifth Holiday Pops appearance with this season’s program, Ms. King appears regularly with the Boston Pops, having been a featured and guest soloist in concerts at Symphony Hall and on the Esplanade, in television broadcasts, and on the 2004 CD Sleigh Ride, alongside the Boston Pops Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and Boston Pops Gospel Choir. Renese King holds a position in Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion at Berklee College of Music and serves as music director at the Waymark Seventh Day Adventist Church in Dorchester and also of the New England Gospel Ensemble in Boston. She remains committed to the unifying and uplifting message at the heart of gospel music.