By Frank Lewis
Gospel music, with its roots in the Christian faith, inspires the heart, and enriches the soul. In light of that premise, the Community Choir will host a gospel concert on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 5 p.m. at Living Faith Temple, 1329 Kinney Street in Portsmouth.
Overseer David Malone of Kingdom Builders Evangelistic Ministries, Inc., said music is an expression of the soul.
“This is a Gospel Concert by the Community Choir. We actually do two of these concerts each year for the Northend Ministerial Alliance in our community,” Malone said. “I serve as the director for the community. Music is something that gathers people together, and is the expression of the soul. The common denominator is bringing people together. That is really what this is all about, and music has a way of serving as the common thread to make it possible.”
Anyone, youth and adults, can be a part of the Community Choir.
“We try to encourage everybody to be a part of this. All musicians, and singers to come and participate in the next concerts that we host if they so desire,” he said. “Our rehearsals are the second Monday of the month. We try to hold the rehearsals at the location that the next concert will be held so that we can get used to the atmosphere and things like that.”
Sunday’s Community Choir Concert songs will be performed in this order: Processional, “Press Toward The Mark,” followed by the first half of the concert which will include “I Cannot Tell It All”, “Awesome God,” “Changed,” “There’s A Lifting” and “All Of My Help.”
The second half of the concert will consist of songs such as, “This Means War,” “Worth,” “Jesus I Love You,” “So Amazing,” and “I’ve Got Favor.”
Malone also said the group will soon have a Facebook page established so that the community can become more involved with the concerts and activities that they will host in future.
For more information regarding the Community Choir, contact Overseer Malone at KBEM at 740-353-0866.
Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.