Chosen Few / 1-405-412-7487

Chosen Few / 1-405-412-7487

 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
BandBluesGospel

Chosen Few is well known and appreciated for the quality and creativity in their music. Chosen Few breaks the ceiling of quartet sound, incorporating the sound of jazz and contemporary Gospel. Their unique sound removes them from the box of one genre.

Biography

Chosen Few summer of 1985 were introduced to the Gospel music community bringing a blessed harmonious sound that has taken Oklahoma City as well as this region by storm. This new group was comprised of dedicated young men determined to sing to the glory of the Lord. This vocal ensemble included Manuel Gates, John Clark, Jeff Mims, Gary Reeves, Edward Hayes, and Ike Matthews. Finding inspiration in Matthew 20:16, the group embraced the name, The Chosen Few. Their debut performance was held at the First Sheppard Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. There was no doubt that God indeed had a plan for The Chosen Few.

The ministry of The Chosen Few continued for a number of years. However, it is not at all unusual for the opposition to be extreme in an effort to stop the gospel from going forth, and the group collapsed under the pressure. During the next few years, members of the group could not escape the feeling that there was still work to be done. The Bible says in Romans 11:29 that “the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” This was to be the experience of The Chosen Few, as they once again decided to re-unite, more determined than ever to minister God’s praises in song. They began to perform with popular groups such as, their sisters The Truthettes, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s, and The Jackson Southern Aires. With their newfound success, the group decided to make changes to prevent further organizational hurdles. They enlisted the guidance of their father, Felton Morgan, to help mentor, mold and direct them. God has continued to bless The Chosen Few.

The Chosen Few hired a business manager, has a newly designed brand, released a new single “Healing Man” September, 2009 and is now simply known as Chosen Few. They have become one of the finest gospel groups of our time. There is no limit to what this group can achieve, with the love and support of the Quartet music industry. The Chosen Few looks forward to recording and performing many God-inspired songs for the edification of the Body of Christ, as well as reaching beyond the walls with a sound that transcends cultural and secular boundaries. The Band Members now include: Manuel Gates (bgv’s/lead vocals), Lovel Morgan (keys/bgv’s/lead vocals), Terry Gates (bgv’s), Clark Gates, Jr. (bgv’s/lead vocals) .

Discography

Album: The Love of Jesus-2002
Airplay: OK

Album: Push It Up-2008
Airplay in OK, TX, MO

Single: Healing Man - 2009
Airplay: OK, TX, MO, OH, IL

Album: Healing Man-2011; Tatemusicgroup
Airplay: OK, TX, MO, OH, IL

Set List

30 minute set includes:
Jericho Road
From Now On
Healing Man
Friend of Mine
Keep Looking
Push it Up