Lift This Praise
Biography Jerome W. Lorde, a native of Bridgeport, Connecticut and is one of the founders of One Love Music Group, an independent gospel recording group and a recording studio. Jerome's musical lineage started at the tender age of 10 years old. His parents had an integral role in his love for music. Jerome's father has been a minister of music for over 35 years and his mother was a well-renowned gospel singer that traveled the country singing gospel music. From the age of 15 years old, Jerome began attending the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, where the president and founder at that time was the father of Gospel music, the late Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey. It was at this time in his life, that his passion for gospel music had it's foundation. He learned how to develop and perfect music ministry through the various seminars offered at the annual convention. Throughout his life, Jerome has worked actively with the music ministry at his church, The Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love, Bridgeport, CT where the Pastor is Bishop Kenneth H. Moales, Sr. He has had the privilege to be instructed by musical greats such as Bishop Moales, Sigmund Morriar, Hezekiah Walker, Stanley Brown, DJ Rogers, Darius Brooks and many others. At 19 years old, he utilized the knowledge, skills and zeal for music and he founded the "The Youth Jamboree Choir". This choir consisted of teenagers and young adults from the Greater Connecticut area. The mission of the Youth Jamboree Choir was to unify young people throughout the state of Connecticut. The Jamboree Choir traveled throughout the tri-state area ministering to the young and old. In 1994, from the inception of the Youth Jamboree Choir, Youth Outreach was birthed. Jerome lead and organized gospel street festivals which brought various artist together to minister God's love through music to the crime ridden streets in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In 1995, Jerome ventured out into another area in music and started a Gospel Café. The Gospel Café showcased the Arts. Soloist, bands, poets, dancers, etc. Were able to come together once a month to enjoy music and other expressions of talents. The next couple of years altered Jerome's musical direction. Jerome was called to the ministry of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and currently serves as a minister and leader in his church. In 1999, Jerome prepared to record his first project. This project was a compilation of various artists and was produced by One Love Music Group. From this initial recording, the musical group, Jerome Lorde and One Love evolved. In spring 2000, the debut CD "Choices" was released. In 2003, the sophomore project titled, "The Invitation" was released. This project has opened many doors and opportunities for Jerome Lorde and One Love to sing at various venues. In the fall of 2003 Jerome Lorde and One Love were blessed to sing background for Barry Manilow on his world tour in the northeast region. While on tour the group was featured in the "Barry Manilow Live" video. Currently Jerome serves as the First Vice President of The Greater Connecticut Choral Union of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses where Bishop Kenneth H. Moales, Sr. is the National President. He also serves as the Northeast Regional Representative of The National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses. In 2003, Jerome Lorde, Joel Lorde and Mark Brown opened The One Love Music Studio where artist are able rehearse, record and produce music. In 2005, Jerome was awarded an Honorary Professorship in Music from the WGMA through Rutgers University. In 2006, Jerome and his group One love released their third CD titled "Lift this Praise". The CD is a high energy Live recording featuring all original songs written by his brother Joel Lorde and all music by Kenneth Barber. The CD is sure to bless your soul! All of his accomplishments are only possible through the power of God and the overwhelming amount of purity, truth and freedom in his music ministry. FILM APPEARANCES Barri Manilow Live (featured backup artist) PRINT MEDIA AND ADVERTISEMENT Connecticut Post SHARED STAGE PERFORMANCES Barri Manilow - Hezekiah Walker - James Hall - Fred Hammond - Youthful Praise - Tyrone Tribett PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS United States ALBUMS PRODUCED Ø Choices Ø The Invitation Ø Lift This Praise.