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"One Voice"

A Presentation of Music & Testimony

Through familiar hymns and spoken words, the 100 voices of the Saints Unified Voices (SUV Choir) harmonizes with One Voice in worship and celebration of Jesus Christ as it takes the audience on an extraordinary multicultural adventure of music and testimony.

Legendary entertainer Gladys Knight not only directs this Grammy Award-winning choir, but she also shares her faith in Jesus Christ and her religious journey. And yes, she sings too! Gladys Knight’s enthusiasm for the gospel of Jesus Christ and her professionalism make this musical presentation a truly extraordinary experience that touches the hearts of God's children from every nation, kindred, tongue and faith.


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The SUV Presentations are ticketed events.
To request your FREE TICKETS select the link below.
(LDS Members... please see your Ward Mission Leaders)

WHAT TO EXPECT... Audience is encouraged to arrive at least 60 minutes prior to start of presentation to allow time to park and get in line outside. Doors open about 30 minutes prior to start of presentation, with seating on a first come first serve basis. Seats in the chapel may NOT be saved.

A standby line is available for those without tickets. Live video feed is provided into the gym on large screen(s) to improve the visual experience.

Extensive audio equipment is utilized throughout the chapel and gym so the sound experience is the same wherever seated. This program is not intended for young children. See the back of your ticket for full instructions.

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About Us

About SUV

The Saints Unified Voices (SUV) is an all-volunteer 100-voice multicultural LDS gospel choir directed by the "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight. We are headquartered in the Las Vegas area, but travel nationwide to share our presentations of music and testimony praising Jesus Christ. To learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and ask questions, click here: http://www.mormon.org  

The Choir

The choir, called the Saints Unified Voices, is comprised of more than 100 members and has a two-fold purpose. First, they aim to spread the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ by providing a unique opportunity for people who wouldn’t otherwise enter an LDS meetinghouse to hear personal testimony and feel the Spirit. Second, they desire to help members of the Church embrace the cultural diversity of people worldwide coming into the Lord’s kingdom. “Never in a million years did I ever dream that I would be the director of a choir like this—one that showcases the energy, the fire, and the heart of the music of many different cultures,” says Gladys Knight.

The Grammy

Gladys Knight and "One Voice" won the 2005 Grammy Award for "Best Gospel Album" recorded with the Saints Unified Voices. The next year, Gladys and the SUV followed up with their holiday album "A Christmas Celebration." The Saints Unified Voices sing a few songs with Gladys Knight on her hit album "Where My Heart Belongs" available in stores now.

Gladys Knight


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About Gladys

  • Georgia born, Gladys Knight began performing gospel music at age four in the Mount Mariah Baptist Church and sang as a guest soloist with the Morris Brown College Choir. Three years later she won the grand prize on television’s “Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour”. Soon after that, her mother Elizabeth Knight created the singing group Gladys Knight & The Pips. The group debuted their first album in 1960, when Knight was just sixteen. With Knight singing lead and The Pips providing lush harmonies and graceful choreography, the group went on the achieve icon status, having recorded some of the most memorable songs of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. After a successful 1988 tour, the Pips retired and Gladys began her solo musical career. In 1995, Knight earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The next year, Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock “N” Roll Hall of Fame, followed by their induction into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in 1997.

    The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.

  • Gladys Knight was born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the third of four children. Gladys was raised Baptist in a very gospel centered home. Throughout her life she worshiped Jesus Christ and strived to grow closer to Him.

    Gladys is foremost a mother. After watching her children, Jimmy Newman and Kenya Jackson, become faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she decided to investigate the church herself. In 1997, she was baptized by her son Jimmy and she stated “I feel so blessed because my son held the priesthood and was able to baptize me. It is such a precious thing to me. I was overjoyed”.

    After joining the Church, Gladys was then invited to perform at President Hinkley’s (LDS Prophet) Birthday celebration, where she mentioned to him, during a humorous interchange, that the LDS music needed a little “zip”. This inspired her to create the Saints Unified Voices, an all-volunteer, multicultural LDS choir that would bring a new level of energy and cultural awareness to traditional hymns.

    Gladys continues to share her testimony through music as a “Worldwide Missionary” for the LDS church. She does so with the support and love of her family. She married, William McDowell in 2001, and has found great joy in growing in the gospel together. Her daughter, Kenya Jackson and granddaughter, Aria-Love Jackson have management roles in the SUV choir organization. They both share Gladys’ commitment to spreading the gospel. Gladys has learned much about missionary work from her four grandsons (Rishawn, Stefan, Sterling & Aaron), whom have all served honorable missions. She is elated that her family has testimonies and strives to live the true gospel principles. Gladys currently has 16 grand-children, 9 great-grandchildren with more on the way.

  • Grammy “Music” Awards

    - 1974 “Midnight Train to Georgia”, (Gladys Knight & the Pips), Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

    - 1974 “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)” (Gladys Knight & the Pips) Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus

    - 1988 “Love Overboard” (Gladys Knight & the Pips) Best R7B Performance for a Duo or Group with Vocal

    - 1987 “That’s What Friends Are For” (Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder) Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

    - 2001 “At Last” (Gladys Knight) Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album

    - 2004 “Heaven Help Us All” (Gladys Knight & Ray Charles) Best Gospel Performance

    - 2005 “One Voice” (Gladys Knight & Saints Unified Voices)


Event Details

SUV Presentations are typically held at one of the meetinghouses of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Presentations are a private religious event and, therefore, are not advertised to the public. Admission is free. The Saints Unified Voices does not distribute tickets, but we can direct you to the host mission.

What would you like to know?

Q. Where can I buy CDs of music I heard at the SUV Presentation?
A. "One Voice", which contains some of the music heard at SUV Presentations and won a Grammy Award for best gospel album, can be found at online resale outlets such as Amazon.
Q. How can I purchase SUV sheet music?
A. The Saints Unified Voices does not use sheet music so it does not exist. To learn new songs, the choir members receive typed lyrics. Lyrics can usually be found online from the original recording artists.
Q. Where can I buy a DVD/video recording of an SUV Presentation?
A. DVD/video Recordings of SUV Presentations are not available.
Q. Can I view a choir rehearsal?
A. SUV Choir rehearsals are closed to the public.

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Share your Voice

If you have attended one of our SUV presentations and would like to share your experience or your testimony this is the place to do it. We love how stories can be told in multiple ways. So you can choose how to “SHARE YOUR VOICE”: Written word, song, video, picture and/or the spoken word.