Acclaimed American choir director and music clinician, Professor Wilbur Belton, is set to release his fourth album later this year on UK gospel label, Zoe Records.
The album, recorded at the first ever FRI:D3M Festival, held during Black History Month in October, will be Professor Belton’s second album to be recorded in London by Zoe Records.
Professor Belton, who is uncle of gospel superstar Tye Tribbett, is the first US gospel outfit to be signed to the label.
In celebration of Zoe Record’s 20th anniversary next year, Professor Belton will train a mass choir comprised of 200 voices, and record an album with them in 2019. During the next two years, Professor Belton is set to make frequent trips to the United Kingdom to promote his album and train the mass choir.
Isaac Odeniran, of Zoe Records, says: “Zoe Records is delighted to work with Professor Wilbur Belton, and we look forward to seeing the impact this new album will have on lovers of gospel music.” He continued: “Professor Wilbur Belton is not only a phenomenal artist, music minister and entertainer, but a teacher. Zoe Records is proud of the impact he has made on the schools and institutions we have been able to bring him into in the UK with which to share his vast knowledge and experience of gospel music.”