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
|Bassist - Brian Burns|
|Guitarist - Bob Morra|
Percussionist - Carl Dimitri
|Percussionist - Rich LaGuardia|
|Assistant Director - Janek Silva|
|Assistant Percussionist - Dimitri Johnson|
|Kimberly Starr Hirsch|