Anointed Vessels in Praise Liturgical Dance, SUNY Albany

This group is for past and present members of Anointed Vessels in Praise. It was created as a place where we can share information, post pictures, discuss upcoming events, and learn about the past. I realized that there was really no information about when Anointed Vessels in Praise was founded and who the first leader was and so I did some digging and found out info for whoever is interested. I created this group to keep the legacy of LD alive for future members. If you are a former or present member please join and add any memories you have to the wall!

IF YOU SEE ANY MISTAKES OR ANYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED OR ADDED, PLEASE JUST SEND ME A MESSAGE OR WRITE ON THE WALL. AND PLEASE CAN ALL MEMBERS LET ME KNOW WHICH YEARS AND ALL THE SEMESTERS THAT YOU WERE IN LD AS WELL AS WHAT SONGS WERE DONE THAT SEMESTER.

The first leader of Anointed Vessels "IN" Praise (with an emphasis on the IN, now fondly known as LD) was Qujuana Ivory-Jefferes. LD was started the fall semester of 2001. Before that the fine arts of AVP consisted of Drama, Step and Urban Dance. One of the songs performed that first semester was Riding through the Storm by Yolanda Adams. The first semester of LD consisted of about 7 members, led by Qujuana who was very into prayer and fasting and preparing the mind about what LD's true purpose was. Qujuana also started the tradition of having the group pray in a circle with the right leg extended, a tradition that is still followed to this day. (Special thanks to Candace Pinnock for supplying all this info!)

Spring '01
Members of an unofficial Anointed Vessels in Praise: Qujuana Ivory-Jefferes, Brandi Davis, Nicole July

Fall '01
Leaders: Qujana Ivory-Jefferes
Songs: "Riding through the storm"
Members: Brandi Davis

Spring '02
Leaders: Qujana Ivory-Jefferes
Songs: "Caught Up"
Members: Brandi Davis

Fall '02
Leaders: Qujuana Ivory-Jefferes
Songs: "He can fix what is Broke"
Members: Brandi Davis

Spring '03
Leaders: Qujuana Ivory-Jefferes
Songs: "Midnight", "He'll Welcome Me"
Members: Candace Pinnock, Brandi Davis, Arlene Johnson, Keneisha Reid, Olivia Constance, Keisha Moore, Nyshima Johnson

Fall '03
Leaders: Candace Pinnock, Lauren Hoyte
Songs: "Oh my soul loves Jesus"
Members: Alanna Powell, Arlene Johnson, Ayisha Blanks, Cherry Reid, Daina-Marie Brown, Danielle Abdullah, Elayna Manson, Keneisha Reid, Nicole Frederick, Nyshima Johnson, Olivia Constance, Sara Bryant, Sonya Baucom, Sorina Coates

Spring '04
Leaders: Candace Pinnock
Songs: "I prayed and I prayed", "Psalms 8", "My help cometh from the lord", "I am still here"
Members: Alanna Powell, Arlene Johnson, Brandi Davis, Chardia Christophe, Chaza Wright, Daina-Marie Brown, Danielle Abdullah, Elayna Manson, Micaela Christophe, Nicole Frederick, Nyshima Johnson, Sara Bryant, Sorina Coates

Fall '04
Leaders: Daina-Marie Brown, Sorina Coates
Songs: "My Life, My Love, My All"
Members: Candice Chance

Spring '05
Leaders: Daina-Marie Brown, Sorina Coates
Songs:
Members: Candice Chance

Fall '05
Leaders: Daina-Marie Brown, Sorina Coates
Songs: Thou o lord
Members:Candice Chance, Ayisha Blanks, Sara Bryant, Tereva Bradford, Derri-Gail Faulkner, Natalia Redmon, Kerline, Abigail Zephyr, Nicole Venters, Adesuwa Obasohan, Porsha Paul, Ciara Mason, Danielle Abdullah, April Ellis, Nana Adu, Marvella Bowman

Spring '06
Leaders: Daina-Marie Brown, Sorina Coates
Songs: Show me your glory
Members: Candice Chance, Ciara Mason, Sara Bryant, Abigail Zephyr, Marvella Bowman

Fall '06
Leaders: Daina-Marie Brown, Candice Chance
Songs: "Your majesty"
Members: Kara-Beth Vassel, Marvella Bowman, Julie Adegite, Leasha Miller, Samantha Dacres, Sephora Jean-Leger, Greg Kimble, Nana Adu, Shane West, Georgette Sloley, Sharon Case, William, Andrea Ojobi, Shalain Garcia

Spring '07
Leaders: Candice Chance, Kara-Beth Vassel
Songs: "Our God Reigns", "Set Me Free", "Breathe"
Members: Brittney Finch, Sharon Case, Nana Adu, Dottie Williams, Roemechia Williams, Simone DaSilva, Kimberly Curtis, Julie Adegite, Shalain Garcia, Leasha Miller, Marvella Bowman, Abigail Zephyr, Georgette Sloley, Daina-Marie Brown

Fall '07
Leaders: Candice Chance, Kara-Beth Vassel, Marvella Bowman
Songs: "The Search", "More than I can bear" by Kirk Franklin, "Lighthouse" by New Direction
Members: Greg Kimble, Leasha Miler, Sharon Case, Carrie Holmes, RoeMechia John, Simone DaSilva, Eric Martino-Gomez, Brittney Finch, Alyssa Barzey, Kimberly Curtis, Samantha Dacres, Lauren Fleming,Samantha Stewart, Georgette Sloley, Shalain Garcia, Nana Adu, Samantha Dacres

Spring '08
Leaders: Candice Chance, Marvella Bowman, Kara-Beth Vassel
Songs: "Hero" by Kirk Franklin, "Pressure into Praise" by Lucinda Moore, "He's Calling You" by Donnie McClurkin, "Set the Atmosphere" by the Kurt Carr Singers, "Sovereign God" by Maurette Brown Clark
Members: Alyssa Barzey, Bridgetta Fields, Brittney Finch, Caroline Muinga, Carrie Holmes, Cassandra Uthman, Chevaun Ellis, Greg Kimble, Jessica Lett, Julie Adegite, Kimberly Curtis, Krystina Forbes, Lauren Fleming, Lisa Steele, Nana Adu, Rosaura Elias-Wilson, Samantha Dacres, Samantha Stewart, Sascha Townsend, Sharisse Lee, Dottie Williams

Fall '08
Leaders: Marvella Bowman, Kara-Beth Vassel
Songs: "All I Have To Give" by Mali Music; "Holy" by Eddie James
Members: Alyssa Barzey, Laquisha Campbell, Rosaura Elias-Wilson, April Ellis, Fabienne Etienne, Bridgetta Fields, Lauren Fleming, Krystina Forbes, Carrie Holmes, Sharisse Lee, D'Anne Lewis, Eric Martino-Cortez, Lisa Steele, Cassandra Uthman

Spring '09
Leaders: Marvella Bowman, Kara-Beth Vassel
Songs: "Praise Offering" by Kierra Kiki Sheard; "Conqueror" by Mali Music; "Forever" by Allen Cathedral Choir
Members: Shane "Shae" Brown, Laquisha Campbell, Rosaura Elias-Wilson, April Ellis, Bridgetta Fields, Brittney Finch, Lauren Fleming, Krystina Forbes, Shalain Garcia, Coretta Good, Carrie Holmes, Greg Kimble, Sharisse Lee, D'Anne Lewis, Ciara Mason, Uraina Owens, Tameka Parker, Lisa Steele, Samantha Stewart