Send up the Praise captures an exciting Spring of 1998 concert by the University of Mississippi Gospel Choir. The 50-plus members of this well-balanced choir are most often accompanied by contemporary instrumentation (electric bass and guitar, keyboards, drums), although there are a few a cappella tracks, including the terrific "Tell Somebody." The performance keeps the energy level varied, moving between rousing invocations like the concert opener, "Lift Him Up," to slower, modern urban numbers like "Send up the Praise," then building the pace back up again.
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AllMusic Review by Joslyn Layne