welcome to prism of praise



Prism of Praise Community Gospel Choir (Prism) is a multiracial, ethnically diverse Christian choir.  Through both song and witness, its mission is to:
• communicate and spread the good news, Christ’s inclusive message of salvation; 

• recognize and support the work of the Holy Spirit in the world today through outreach  efforts; 

• inspire and encourage all individuals on their personal journey toward God.
Originally founded in 1991 at the (then) Portuguese Calvary Baptist Church (Providence), Prism of Praise ventured forth in 1998 to become an independent community choir.  Currently, Prism has over 35 active members ranging in age from 9 to 70+.  The members of Prism seek to join God wherever He is working, to be present as God blesses, rescues, heals and saves.

Prism of Praise has ministered in the community in a wide variety of settings over the years, with the goal of spreading God's love, peace and hope through music and assisting other ministries and organizations in their fundraising endeavors.  Past ministries and benefit concerts have included:  Adult Correctional Institution, American Red Cross of RI,  Bannister House Nursing Center, Baptist Peacemakers of RI, Bethsaida Community, Inc. in Norwich CT, Bristol County House of Corrections, Carlos J. DaLomba Scholarship Foundation, City Camp, Crossroads North Kingstown, First Night Providence, Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, Living Hope Christian Church Benevolence Fund, Open Table of Christ United Methodist Church Common Good Campaign, Pawtucket Housing Authority, Project Outreach, Providence Intown Churches Association, RI Civil Rights Roundtable, RI for Community and Justice, RI Food Bank; RI Interfaith Coalition, RI Training School for Youth, River of Life-Line Ministries, St. Vincent de Paul Center, Sunrise House (now AIDS Care Ocean State), Teen Challenge, United Methodist Eldercare Facility, West Elmwood Housing Development Corp., Women in Transition, Woodlawn Baptist Church Campership Fund, YWCA of Greater RI.


Founder/Director - Michael Évora

Chaplain - Joyce Caggiano

Pianist - 
Bassist - Brian Burns
Guitarist - Bob Morra

Percussionist - Carl Dimitri

Percussionist - Rich LaGuardia
Assistant Director - Janek Silva
Assistant Percussionist - Dimitri Johnson
Cindy Boulay
Ann DaCosta
Cheena DeAraujo-Desir

Dottie Dowling

Kimberly Starr Hirsch
Wendy J'Zen
Lauren Medeiros
Alisha Pina
Cardia Rhodes
Agnes Teclar
Joyce Caggiano
Lahoma Calix

Katie Carlson
Kelley Dwyer
Estelle Hero
Donna Morra
Monique Rolle-Johnson
Claire Silva
Sue White
Margaret Womack
Louis Charron

Dean DaLomba

Carl Hirsch
Paul Hossfield
Tony Johnson
William McDonald
Jody McPhillips
Gregg Medeiros
Ronald Medeiros
Robert Nicholson
Sean Nolan
Alfonso Reid
Janek Silva
Crystal Swepson