Lowcountry Voices Concert highlights Gospel greats
Lowcountry Voices as the official choir for the City of North Charleston will honor the gospel greats of yesteryears and today with a free concert on Sunday, May 19 at 5 pm, Summerville Church of the Nazarene, 10825 Hwy. 78 East, Summerville. The concert will come alive under the direction of Nathan L. Nelson, Founder and Director, Sandra “Sandy” Barnhardt, Asst. Director, and the 75 voice Lowcountry Voices.
A Tribute To Gospel Music is the theme for the concert and will focus on the lives and music of such gospel greats as Thomas Dorsey, known as the Father of Gospel Music, as well as The Caravans, Mahalia Jackson, Rev. James Cleveland, Andrae Crouch, and Walter Hawkins. To complete this high-spirited, uplifting presentation will be a segment from the great Dr. Mattie Moss Clark and the Clark Sisters.
“This is the concert that I have dreamed of presenting for a number of years, but always had to put it aside to do other things,” says Director Nate Nelson. Nelson continues, “I am extremely happy and honored to finally have the opportunity to present this montage of great sacred music that has become the foundation for so many aspects of the African American experience.” Sandra Barnhardt, Asst. Director states, “There is an awesome history that surrounds the many great gospel artists, groups, and choirs over the years. One concert cannot possibly cover it all. So folks will have to attend this concert and then the one after that, and the one after that!”
Lowcountry Voices is a multicultural and ethnically diverse choir, performing standard choral repertoire with special emphasis on African- American musical traditions. Founded in 2012 by musical prodigy Nathan L. Nelson, CEO and Director, Lowcountry Voices quickly added musical powerhouse Mrs. Sandra Barnhardt as the new COO and Assistant Director of Lowcountry Voices the choir performs in collaboration with several events associated with North Charleston as the official city choir and in venues throughout the tri-county area and beyond.
Pastor Michael Blankenship
Church contact: 843-873-5432
FREE ADMISSION – A free will offering will be accepted to support Lowcountry Voices
Sunday, May 19 – 5:00pm
Summerville Church of the Nazarene
10825 Hwy. 78 East, Summerville, SC 29483
Across from Branch Creek subdivision