CARTHAGE — Patrinell “Pat” Wright, a Carthage native who went on to found the internationally recognized Total Experience Gospel Choir and has spent decades in humanitarian ministries, is the subject of a documentary that will be screened today in Carthage.
“Patrinell: The Total Experience” will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Turner Community Center, 1023 MLK Blvd. in Carthage. Admission is free.
The documentary premiered in June at the Seattle International Film Festival.
Wright was born to a Baptist preacher and a school teacher. She was introduced to music early in life and was directing two choirs by the age of 14. She was the valedictorian of Turner High School and attended Prairie View A&M University before moving to Seattle in 1964.
Wright founded the Total Experience Gospel Choir in 1973 and kept it going for 45 years, taking members to perform in 28 states, five continents and 22 countries. Wright also founded the Oneness Christian Center in 1997.
Wright and her choir’s humanitarian efforts include working in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
For information, go to patrinell.com .