Italy sings Gospel in Pittsburgh

Trini Massie

For New Pittsburgh Courier

The New Pittsburgh Courier has learned that Pittsburgh Gospel musicians Trini Massie, Nikki Porter and Keith Moncrief will host an Italian Gospel Experience on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 250 North Highland Ave. in East Liberty. The historic concert will feature a 40-voice choir from Gospel Connection’s annual conference held in Assisi, Italy, where Massie, Porter and Moncrief have been clinicians for several years. In Italy, the choir numbers over 300 vocalists.

“Hearing over 300 Italians sing Gospel music is a glorious experience to behold as a clinician and we are very excited to welcome our Italian brothers and sisters in concert, along with our Pittsburgh music ministries and friends,” said Porter, Minister of Music at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, in a release.

The concert will also feature recording artists Adam Brock from American Idol, Zanetta Wingfield, Kim Lankford, Moncrief and the Kingdom Light Ministries International Praise Team, Porter and the Eastminster Church Praise Team and Massie and the Mount Ararat Baptist Church Mass Choir.

The concert is free. A free will offering will be received. For more information, call 412-361-7788 or email


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