Whitney Houston’s funeral may be private, but the congregation will be packed with stars. Reports have leaked out suggesting an all-star cast of singing icons (including Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick and Houston’s mom Cissy) will be joining together to form a choir in tribute to the late R&B star. International Business Times reports:
Whitney Houston funeral invite list, choir plans and more are leaking out through the media as the memorial approaches.
The choir at the funeral, slated to be held Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church, the Newark, N.J. congregation where Houston began her singing career as a child, is slated to be filled with “music legends,” according to the New York Daily News.
“The family has made it very clear there is going to be a strong musical celebration of her life,” New Hope Pastor Joe Carter told the newspaper, though he added, “I can’t name names.”
A number of music’s biggest stars are expected to attend the ceremony, according to the paper, including Houston’s godmother, Aretha Franklin; Houston’s mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston; and Houston’s cousin, musician Dionne Warwick.
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