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A Night of Inspiration is an evening of music, spoken word and dance on the prestigious Carnegie Hall stage accompanied by a backdrop of a 64-piece orchestra and 150 voice multi-cultural mass choir. The unique pairings of vocal heavy weights in the secular and non-secular communities work collectively to present an experience that creates an evening of connection and inspiration that vibrates through every seat in the building.


Music Director/Producer/Composer Ray Chew's work can be found across multiple networks, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Ray's mark across the TV landscape can be found on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars", FOX's "I Can See Your Voice" and productions including the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy's Fourth of July Celebration, The Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting, Miss Universe and Miss USA Pageants.

Vivian Scott Chew is undeniably a pioneering risk taker in every sense of the word. She is the Founder of TimeZone International - the first U.S. based African-American owned company providing international marketing & promotion services to recording artists. Vivian serves on the boards of the New Jersey Council on the Arts, Covenant House International, The Living Legends Foundation and is an advisor to the Universal Hip Hop Museum. She is also the Co-Founder and President of the Power 2 Inspire Foundation, which was created with her husband to identify and nurture music creators and industry leaders.

Together, Ray and Vivian are partners in Chew Entertainment.

  • Rev. Al Sharpton
  • Clive Gillinson - Executive Director, Carnegie Hall
  • Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove - Park Avenue Synagogue
  • David Ushery - News Anchor, NBC
  • Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky & Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove - Park Avenue Synagogue, NYC
  • Pastor A.R. Bernard - Christian Cultural Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Soledad O’Brien - Broadcast Journalist
  • Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin, Teaneck, NJ
  • Fred Buggs - WBLS
  • BeBe and CeCe Winans
  • Bishop Hezekiah Walker
  • Cantor Azi Schwartz
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Donnie McClurkin
  • Fred Hammond
  • Israel Houghton and Adrienne Bailon Houghton
  • Iyanla Vanzant
  • J.J. Hairston
  • Kenny Lattimore
  • Koryn Hawthorne
  • Kurt Carr
  • Ledisi
  • Michael McDonald
  • New Faith Music Ministry of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Olen Censari
  • Pastor Shirley Caesar
  • Patty Griffin
  • Pauletta Washington
  • Phylicia Rashaad
  • Regina Belle
  • Richard Smallwood
  • Tenor Lawrence Brownlee
  • Travis Greene
  • Yolanda Adams
"From his earliest days in New York City, Ray Chew has been recognized as a unique and immensely gifted musical talent by so many iconic artists, composers and producers which has proven him to be one of America’s greatest band leaders! What makes “A Night of Inspiration” so aptly titled is not only the amazing night I participated in, but also the man it represents, Ray Chew."
Michael McDonald

"The Night of Inspiration is an awe inspiring event that is so significant to me because it brings Gospel to one of the most prestigious stages in the world. Thank you Ray and Vivian for keeping Gospel in the forefront and allowing me to represent my genre of music for three years!"
Pastor Shirley Caesar

"Night of Inspiration at Carnegie Hall, is one of my favorite interfaith events. It’s more than just making beautiful music with wonderful people, but a chance to feel solidarity in times when we need to be present in each other’s struggles and triumphs. I am always eager to come back each year."
Cantor Azi Schwartz

"Being a guest artist at Ray and Vivian Chew's "Night of Inspiration" is an artist's dream. The colloborations are truly special moments that may never be seen again. Ray Chew, with his diverse musical abilities allows each artist to step outside of the musical formats that we are known for to become students again of musical exploration. Bravo!"
Kenny Lattimore
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