WHO We are
Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) was founded by Tony-nominated Michael McElroy in 1994 as the Broadway Gospel Choir.
In 1999, BIV reincarnated to its current name and in 2010 became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission consists of providing HOPE to INSPIRE and TRANSFORM youth in need through music and the arts.
In addition to performing numerous concerts, the Grammy-nominated choir (for their first album “Great Joy: A Gospel Christmas” on Sh-K-Boom Records) has performed with award-winning artists including Elton John, STING, Mariah Carey, Jason Mraz, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vanessa Williams, Heather Headley, and Billy Porter. Additionally, BIV has been featured on “This Week” with John Oliver, “Late Night” with David Letterman, The Miss America Pageant, multiple Tony Awards Telecasts, NBC’s hit show “SMASH”, “America’s Got Talent”, and “The Rosie O’Donnell Christmas Special” and has played venues like Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Crystal Cathedral, and Constitution Hall.
Their new web series, “Broadway: Our Way” was launched on YouTube August 1st, 2016.
For information on their November concert (and for ways to donate), go to BIVoices.org. You can also find them on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter at handle @BIVoices.
Great Joy II: Around The World
Our second holiday CD, this album promises an exciting assortment of carols and holiday tunes from countries including France, Canada, England, Ireland, Italy and Germany.
In addition to these new gospel arrangements, Great Joy II includes original music by Grammy Award nominees, Michael McElroy and Joseph Joubert.
They’re all being sung by more than fifty of Broadway’s best singers, accompanied by a first class orchestra, and the always brilliant BIV band.
Album Release October 17th, 2016
Great Joy: A gospel Christmas
This album, produced by late mentor Buryl Red in 2004, consists of 50 cast members from popular Broadway shows, signing an amalgam of traditional Christmas music, modern theatrical arrangements and jubilant vocals. The song "Joy to the World" was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Instrumental Arrangement / Accompanying Vocalist. It's the work of an All Star Team: the best of Broadway, energized by the passion of Gospel, sung by the finest collection of contemporary vocalists New York has to offer.
"A wonderful collection of songs... as spirited as the season itself!"
-David Hinckley, N.Y. Daily News
"Roof raising! An enjoyable holiday CD that you will return to for many holiday seasons to come!"
-The Windy City Times
"The top pick this year is Great Joy: A Gospel Christmas... the group's sound is thrilling and McElroy's taste in material is superb. Don't miss their dazzling choral pyrotechnics live..."
-David Hurst, Show Business Weekly
Michael McElroy & Joseph Joubert
This DYNAMIC DUO of a writing team have truly done it again with Great Joy II: Around the World. Joseph and Michael have been collaborating and writing together for over 15 years. Not only have they penned all the albums of BIV, they have written for countless contemporary artists and shows. Most recently their work includes Broadway show "Disaster! the Musical". Their arrangements have been performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Radio City, and the Crystal Cathedral, and also in such movies as "Preachin' to the Choir".
For more info on Joseph Joubert visit josephjoubert.com .