The First United Methodist Church of Great Bend will play host to The New Generation Singers on their way to the northern states of South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska, as well as Alberta and British Columbia in Canada.
The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the church, located at 2123 Forest Ave.
Church members will host groups of two to six members in their homes following Friday night’s concert.
The New Generation Singers is a multi-denominational group of high school and college-age young people who have taken their message to audiences in all of the continental United States and most of the Canadian Provinces during 43 years of touring. The group is based in St. Joseph, Mo., hosted locally by Ashland UMC.
Beginning in spring, the 80 singers begin honing their performance for the upcoming summer tour. The group is open to anyone who wants to take part. Founded as a “youth choir” in 1970, it has become a “youth group that sings” and uses its music as a vehicle to spread God’s message. Over the years, it has grown into a group representing many denominations and beliefs from St. Joseph, Mo., and its surrounding area. They are a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-talented group of faith and energy driven singers and instrumentalists.
The group will perform Christian music in several styles: contemporary, traditional, accompanied, a cappella, serious and fun pieces. All are welcome.
An online video of the group performing outside the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playerembedded&v=FKzcrgp57Cw