Kilkenny Gospel Choir were delighted to welcome back, in 2016 as Guest Director of our Festival. MarkAnthony has been involved in music, entertainment and arts for over 30 years. He is an accomplished pianist, singer and musical director that has worked with the “Who’s Who” in virtually every genre of music.
Early in his career, he honed his performance skills while touring and performing with many greats including The Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Late Grover Washington, Jr., Pieces of a Dream, and many others. Gospel is home base for him, which led to him to serving as a musician and director for Gospel great, Hezekiah Walker and the Legendary Cissy Houston.
He has been included in projects including the Grammy Awards, and Stellar Awards. With performances alongside Donnie McClurkin, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Winans, The Clark Sisters, Dottie Peoples, Richard Smallwood, Marvin Sapp, Vickie Winans and several others.
He arranged and completed backgrounds vocals on the Grammy Award Winner, “Jah Is Real” by reggae music’s number one man, Burning Spear and has made musical contributions to several other leading artists. He is a teacher and music master for Vy Higginsen’s Gospel for Teens and The Mama Foundation for the Arts and overseas most of their stage and television appearances.
As a musical director for David Letterman’s Late Show Gospel Choir, and musical Coordinator for The Harlem Gospel Choir, he arranged music for the singers and musicians including overseeing many international tours.
Mark has been conducting gospel music workshops for over 10 years. With forums worldwide, he has become one of the go to people for Gospel music instruction.
Mark is the Executive Director for the newly formed New York City Gospel Choir, which was initially presented in concert with gospel great, Richard Smallwood and has a host of international engagements for the upcoming year.