Singing Churchmen to croon tunes at First Baptist
Published 10:00 am Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Music ministers from across the state will unite their voices Thursday night at the First Baptist Church of Vicksburg.
Singing oldies and new selections of Christian music, The Mississippi Singing Churchmen will perform at 7 p.m.
The group is comprised of about 65 men said, Gerry Gore, the minister of music at First Baptist Church of Vicksburg, and will be accompanied by a small orchestra of about 12 to 15 instrumentalists. Dr. Milfred Valentine will direct the choir.
Gore said the performance by the Churchmen will open a weekend filled with music as the church hosts the 2014 Mississippi State Baptist Music Conference.
“Between 70 to 80 men and women who are music leaders in their churches will be in attendance,” he said.
The Mississippi Singing Churchmen were organized in 1971 for outreach, ministry and missions.
The group’s overseas missions have included Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, Spain, France, Germany, Argentina, Uruguay, Korea, Russia, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Peru, said Gore. This year, the group’s missions will reach out to Chile.
Musical selections include “Because He Lives” and “How Great is Our God,” Gore said, and “brand new” selections from composer Dennis Allen will also be performed, Gore said.
Thursday’s performance is free, but an offering will be taken up to go towards the mission projects of the Churchmen.
For more information, call 601-636-2493.