The Blackwood Brothers Quartet will headline the ninth annual Gospel Music Festival at the Cloverdale Baptist Church on Saturday, May 12. Submitted photo

Update: Blackwood Brothers headline Gospel Music Festival

Ninth annual event in Cloverdale supports the Langley Food Bank and HART

One of the top groups in gospel music returns to the Lower Mainland this spring.

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet will headline the ninth annual Gospel Music Festival at the Cloverdale Baptist Church on Saturday, May 12.

The Grammy and Dove award wining quartet was originally formed in Mississippi in 1934 with brothers Roy, Doyle, James and Roy’s son, R. W. The group continues to perform today with James’ younger son, Billy, and Wayne Little (tenor), Butch Owens (bass singer) and Jonathan Mattingly (lead vocalist).

Over the last 84 years, the group has recorded more than 200 albums and toured 47 countries. They have won eight Grammy Awards and six Dove Awards, and were inducted in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. in 1998.

Joining the quartet at the Gospel Music Festival are the Kent Brothers from Seattle, the Royal Heirs, Connie Scott and Bob Brooks. Jim Thirsk of Singin’ Gospel Music Productions is once again producer.

There is also a charitable arm to the show, with support going to the Langley Food Bank and HART, a faith-based organization working to alleviate poverty in Eastern Europe.

HART is currently seeking sponsors for seven churches, seven water wells, seven pastors and 30 children in Ukraine. For more details, head to www.hart.ca.

Tickets for the Gospel Music Festival are $20 online at www.eventbrite.ca, or $25 at the door.

Tickets can also be purchased in Langley at Tom Lee Music, 19638 Fraser Hwy, in Abbotsford at House of James, 2743 Emerson St., or in Vancouver at Pilgrim Book & Bible, 2714 Kingsway. For more information, call 604-534-2997.

The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Cloverdale Baptist Church is located at 18685 64 Ave. in Surrey.

NEW SHOW ADDED

In addition to the music festival in Cloverdale, the Blackwood Brothers Quartet are also performing in Langley on Sunday, May 13, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, 20676 Fraser Hwy.

Joining them are Canuck’s anthem singer Mark Donnelly, Harvey Loland, Al & Jean, and Class Brass.

The show begins at 2:30 p.m. No tickets are required, but organizers are suggesting a donation of $20 to go towards the Langley Food Bank and Catholic Near East Welfare Association.

For more information, call 604-534-2997.



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Surrey’s advance polling numbers doubled

This year 22,185 advance ballots were cast compared to 11,747 in the 2014 civic election

South Surrey pair join ‘Operation Rainbow’ on medical trip to India

Gary Hanney, Mandy Hadikin among group aiming to help youth in need

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Rugby jerseys to be worn, washed and auctioned in Surrey following special day of games

Beavers’ annual Ruck for The Cure fundraiser for cancer society held at Sullivan Heights Park

Surrey man injured in Vancouver Island racetrack accident meets, holds son for first time

Kayden was born the day after Jonathan was crushed by car at speedway

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

Jagmeet Singh says marijuana pardons are not enough

Trudeau government will streamline pardon process for Canadians convicted of simple possession of marijuana in the past

BC Ferries begins taking debit in two-month pilot project

Company is giving customers option to use Interac on two-month trial on select vessels

Caregivers banned from smoking, growing cannabis around children-in-care: MCFD

Ministry has limited cannabis use for caregivers, stating it may “pose a risk to children and youth.”

Cheaper strains sell out within minutes on online BC Cannabis Store

Province says new strains will become available in the coming months

Only 40% of B.C. car dealerships have electric cars available: report

Researchers found buyers frustrated at the lack of options

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery returns to give back and win big

Since 1996, Millionaire Lottery has raised $52 million for the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

Test case challenges a politician’s right to block people from Twitter account

3 people say Watson infringed their constitutional right to freedom of expression by blocking them

Most Read

l -->