The Gospel rings out

SING OUT. Pictured are members of Singzina, who performed at the 'Let's Sing Gospel 4' held on Friday night at Drumreagh Presbyterian Church.INBM3-15 042SC.
SING OUT. Pictured are members of Singzina, who performed at the 'Let's Sing Gospel 4' held on Friday night at Drumreagh Presbyterian Church.INBM3-15 042SC.

Portstewart Baptist Church will welcome ‘Let’s Sing Gospel’ choir with Barazina Youth Choir in concert on 24th January, and if the concert presented by the two choirs in Drumreagh Presbyterian Church last Friday night is anything to go by, the audience is in for a treat!

Singzina, the teenage section of the Barazina Youth Choir, kicked off Friday’s event with three songs.

FULL HOUSE. A section of the large turnout at Drumreagh Church on Friday night.INBM3-15 043SC.

FULL HOUSE. A section of the large turnout at Drumreagh Church on Friday night.INBM3-15 043SC.

This was their debut performance and their confidence, sweet voices and close harmony showed what a good job Ian

Hanna has done in teaching them.

The young people were followed by ‘Let’s Sing Gospel’ in their fourth annual concert with a set of songs chosen and arranged by musical director Jonny Boyd. Let’s Sing Gospel have reached new heights of performance this year, performing with much more energy and expression. Their enjoyment at singing praise was obvious from their 
faces throughout the performance.

The choir was accompanied, as in the past, by keyboard maestro Jonny and his band and this year they were joined by a five piece brass section adding dramatically to the musical experience.

LEAD ON. Conductor Tony Morrison, leads some from the 100 plus members of the Barizina Choir, who performed at Drumreagh Presbyterian Church on Friday night during a 'Let's Sing Gospel 4'.INBM3-15 044SC.

LEAD ON. Conductor Tony Morrison, leads some from the 100 plus members of the Barizina Choir, who performed at Drumreagh Presbyterian Church on Friday night during a 'Let's Sing Gospel 4'.INBM3-15 044SC.

The non-auditioned community choir, drawn from as far away as Castledawson, get together each November for ten practices to prepare for their concerts in the early New 
Year and these Saturday afternoon rehearsals are the highlight of the week for many members.

Portstewart are in for a special evening! Some tickets are still available in Faith Mission and the Causeway School of Music in Railway Road, Coleraine and Robert Gault, Church Street, Ballymoney.

Full report online at www.ballymoneytimes.co.uk