Phyllis Adams is a Coloratura Soprano and native of Lakeland, Florida. Her strongest desire is that a person will experience the Spirit of God under the sound of her voice. Phyllis is a graduate and Concert Chorale Scholarship recipient of Bethune Cookman College (presently Bethune Cookman University) under the direction of the late Dr. Rebecca Walker-Steele, and Assistant Director, Mr. Derrick James. She later studied with the late Dr. Alma Blackmon, Chorale Director of The Aoleans of Oakwood College. She currently studies with Mr. Derrick James.
She has sung in many arenas from choral to solo projects. In 2000, she founded Sopranos 2 by 2, a soprano quartet singing sacred music. She sang backup with Gospel Artist, Cynthia Wilson-Felder at Carnegie Hall, captured the principal role in "The Great Divide” as Addie Rose with the Americolor Opera Alliance of Atlanta, and performed in several operas. She has been featured on several occasions in Nashville, Tennessee with Three Divas and a Tenor, as well as a performance at Fisk University.
Phyllis is a founder and vocalist of Song Rise To Thee.
At the end of the day, Phyllis declares, “Only what I do for Christ will last.”
SONG RISE TO THEE
Holy, holy, holy!
Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning
our song shall rise to Thee...
Lelia E. Bolden is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and a graduate of Clark College (currently Clark Atlanta University) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a concentration in Piano, and a Master of Music Degree from Georgia State University, with a concentration in Piano Performance. While at Georgia State, Lelia won the piano competition performing the piano concerto by Aran Khachaturian. She studied piano with the late Ruth Duncan McDonald and
Dr. Cary Lewis.
For nearly a decade at The Bethune Cookman College (presently Bethune Cookman University), Lelia was the concert pianist under the direction of the late Dr. Rebecca Walker-Steele and Assistant Director, Mr. Derrick James, for the Concert Chorale
Lelia also taught piano at North Carolina A & T University and accompanied the college choir. She is a former founding member of Sopranos 2 by 2, a sacred music quartet.
Currently, Lelia is a founder and accompanist of Song Rise To Thee.
She also teaches private piano and is the Minister of Music at Church of the Master Presbyterian in Atlanta.