Madison Gospelaires were founded in 1985 by Will and Dorothy Williams.
The group sings traditional, quartet-style a capella gospel
hymns. The members of the group have varied over time; at its
largest, there were nine members and today there are six singers
(two women and four men). The Gospelaires practice weekly and
perform throughout the state at churches and other events.
The members sing together for a variety of reasons. All of them
enjoy the music and camaraderie. Dorothy Williams empathizes the
spiritual aspect of their musical labor. She believes that the
hymns are a form of ministry and she enthusiastically praises
the Lord through her singing. When she is feeling blue, Dorothy
sings a hymn to feel better.