Upcoming Concerts This Season
Sunday, January 27, 7 PM
Artists: Cross Ties Bluegrass Band
The Cross Ties Band is an acoustic, stringed instrument band based in northwest Georgia. Covering a broad spectrum of musical tastes, the versatile ensemble enjoys playing and singing bluegrass, gospel, a cappella spirituals, Sacred Harp hymns, and traditional Irish music. With “something for everybody,” the group is seen regularly at churches, festivals, and private social events throughout Georgia and the southeast.
Although Cross Ties was only officially formed as a band in 2003, some band members have been performing together since 1987 as The Universal Pickers. Cross Ties and its predecessor group have completed four concert tours of Germany since 1997, as well as appeared locally with well-known artists such as The Inspirations, The Isaacs, IIIrd Tyme Out, and Doc Watson. The band has produced seven recording projects since 1990, with the most recent since the summer of 2004: “Makin’ Tracks”, “Wonderful Over There”, and “Life’s Highway”. The band recently re-released its 1993 recording “Original Sacred Harp” on CD. This recording has gained national attention as a selection requested by the Library of Congress.
The Cross Ties Band consists of Johnny Wright, Randy Garrett, Randy Ellis, and Bret Mulcay. The band’s repertoire reflects the diverse talents and backgrounds of the individual members, and a Cross Ties show is full of instrument swapping and unexpected combinations of harmony. Coupled with enjoyable comedy and audience interaction, the end result is uplifting and entertaining.
Excellence in harmony, spirit, and performance depicts the lush musical style of The Voices of Lee. Since their debut in September ’94, their intense musical focus has captivated audiences worldwide. Directed by Danny Murray, this seventeen-member group is characterized by their unique variety of lush vocal harmonies, high-energy patriotic numbers, fun-filled audience participation, as well as heart-felt gospel favorites.
Past Concerts This Season
Sunday, July 22, 6 PM
Artists: Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass
Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass present hymn classics with a contemporary flare. The King’s Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards. These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations. The King’s Brass, formed three decades ago, is comprised of professional musicians from across the country, who desire to use the instruments they love to lead others in praise and worship.
Praise, Honour and Glory began as Celebration Mass Choir on May 15, 1993. The first concert was performed in Calhoun, Georgia on August 22, 1993. The group’s debut concert featured the Richard Smallwood Singers at the Colston Center for the Performing Arts at Knoxville College in Knoxville, Tennessee. The choir performed the encore selection T’will Be Sweet with the Richard Smallwood Singers. Since then, the group has performed with several other major artists and productions. Later, the ministry officially adopted the name Praise, Honour and Glory, with reference to Revelation 5:13.
Doors open for seating at 6 PM; preschool childcare available
First Baptist Church presents the Sanctuary Choir with instrumentalists from our community, singing and performing Ovid Young’s Images of Christmas. Call the Music Office (246-4655) for more information.