Teenie Harris & Local Gospel


This Sunday (Feb. 26) don’t miss Raising Voices: Community Choirs Gospel Concert, featuring several local choirs performing against a backdrop of projected images from the Teenie Harris Archive.

The concert will take place in the Carnegie Music Hall, and is free to the public, with a reception to follow. Participating choirs include Pittsburgh Gospel Choir, Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, Wesley Center A.M.E. Zion Church, and others!

There are nearly 80,000 photos in the Teenie Harris Archive representing almost every facet of life in Pittsburgh from the 1930s to the 1970s. Here are two photos Teenie captured of local gospel choirs:

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Charles “Teenie” Harris, American, 1908–1998, Three women, including one wearing choir robe, standing with upraised arms in church, c. 1949–1960

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Charles “Teenie” Harris, American, 1908–1998, Women wearing choir robes, posed in yard with garden, c. 1938–1945