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Renese King


Renese King's soulful and moving voice is described by the Boston Globe as "resplendent", "thrilling", and a "phenomenal, wide-ranging" instrument. It has garnered her numerous guest solo appearances with the Boston Pops, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Pops Gospel chorus, Greg Hopkins Concert Jazz Orchestra, Reverence Gospel Ensemble, and many other ensembles across the nation.

Most recently gracing the soundtrack of "Harriet Tubman, Visions of Freedom", now streaming on PBS, her voice is a feature on the soundtracks of three Emmy, Peabody, and Sundance award-winning documentary films: "Freedom Riders" (2011), "Freedom Summer" (2014), and "Tell Them We Are Rising" (2018). Singing "Hallelujah, I'm A Travelin'", she leads a chorus of freedom riders in a spontaneous expression of solidarity in the Oprah Winfrey television special "The /freedom Riders reunite 50 years later" (2011).

A "Gospel/Inspirational Artist of the Year" Boston Music /award recipient, she is a pianist at the Waymark SDA Church in Dorchester, MA, Music Director of the New England Gospel Ensemble, and remains committed to sharing the unifying and uplifting message at the heart of gospel music.

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