At Easter, Ta’Nika and Aaron Cooker Sang for Zion

The Pandemic had closed the church. There would be no choir. There would be no celebratory singing of the congregation. We were all hunkered down in our homes. Deacon Norman talked to us via YouTube. Ta’Nika and Aaron performed Panis Angelicus as an Easter offering.

Ta’Nika Gibson and Aaron Cooper made the recording at her parents’ house in Gilbertsville.


Ta’Nika Gibson is a Broadway, Film, and TV actress based in NYC. She made her Broadway debut this year in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations covering the roles of Diana Ross and Tammi Terrell.  Instagram: @tgibstar

Aaron Cooker (tenor) was most recently seen flying above the stage as a Guardian Angel in I.U. Jacobs School of Music’s production of It’s A Wonderful Life by Jake Heggie. He holds both Masters & Bachelor degrees from New York University Steinhardt, where he studied for 6 years under the tutelage of Dr. Brian Gill.