New Hope Baptist Church Mass Choir has a rich history of musical ministry around the country. New Hope Mass has traveled extensively to such places as Washington DC, Atlanta, Memphis and abroad in concerts and appearances. They have been afforded opportunities to perform for the Governor of Alabama as well as many other local, state, and national figures. They've recorded numerous projects which include: "I'll Be Singing Up There", "Turn It Over to the Lord" and "Gospel & Grits" which is used by the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau. Two gospel greats, Mrs. Ruby Boyd & Dr. John David Brown previously led the New Hope Mass.
The choir has traveled to Spain for a series of musical appearances. They have performed/recorded with such notables as Helen Baylor, VaShawn Mitchell, Dorothy Norwood, Jamel Strong, Lillian Lilly & Mama Burk (Mississippii Mass Choir), Donnie Harper, Bishop Walter Hawkins and James Bignon. Currently, the choir is under the leadership of Rev. Prince Yelder. The choir's latest recordings include their independent release, "Praise Into Worship" and Bishop Leonard Scott's "Live from Alabama; Hymns and Church Songs," which was produced by Rev. Yelder and released on Tyscot Records in 2006 as a DVD and CD. "Sing Unto the King," a video from that project, is in rotation on BET and was listed on the Billboard Gospel Charts.
The choir ministers 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11:00am service at New Hope Baptist Church (West End Campus) in Birmingham, Alabama USA.