Tamika-Patton-WatkinsThe 18th annual Gospelrama rocked Medical Alumni Hall, with no shortage of talent among the employees, friends and families who performed.  “This event helps to recognize and celebrate our diversity,” said HUP executive director Garry Scheib, adding that Gospelrama is “one of my favorite events.”

“We appreciate the diligence needed to keep this program going, year after year,” said Al Black, HUP’s chief operating officer. “You keep history alive by singing the songs, saying the poetry, and doing the dances.”

After a rousing musical welcome by Lorraine Harris, chaplain resident, the show took off, with special guest host Brother Marcus of Philly Praise 103.9 FM, keeping up the pace.

Many thanks to members of Pastoral Care and Tamika Patton-Watkins of Administration, who pulled the program together.  Also thanks to those who contributed to the delicious after-show meal, including Lorna Taylor of Silverstein 9 and Royale Jewel Creations.

And thank you to all the performers who brought the audience to its feet, clapping and singing along! Click here or see slide show below for more event photos.

Photo caption:  Tamika Patton performed at Gospelrama and worked with Pastoral Care to pull the program together.