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The Men’s Chorus of Ebenezer Baptist Church: Raising their voices in praise

The Men’s Chorus of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Cobbs Creek is a vibrant group of 11 men ranging in age from 25 to 90. They are active and enthusiastic, and according to Herbert Carter Sr., president of the musicians’ group, they not only sing and play well together, they enjoy doing so and are very compatible.

Age differences do not seem to matter at all. The smiles on their faces and their dedication are evident. And their audiences are appreciative.

“We love what we do and we do it for the Lord,” Car-ter said. That is surely the essence of this Men’s Chorus. They obviously are a blessing to each other, their church, and the community.

Carter is a former member of the R&B group, The Dynatones, who were extremely popular in the 1950s and ’60s. That group was notable for its diversified music and rock and roll beginnings. They originated in Mathews and played during the summer months at White Stone Beach. They also played all around Virginia, Maryland, and the D.C. area. C...

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