By Joyce Spamer
We are excited to be starting a new year here at Southern Gospel NY and want to make sure that everyone is aware of what they can look forward to in 2019.
Southern Gospel has been in Rochester for the past seven years and every year it just seems to get better and better. After attending the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Bob and Joyce have met many new groups and have become personal friends with them. The Spamers have also been awarded the 2018 Promoter of the Year Award this past September.
Bringing back for the second time, we will be having our first Dinner/Concert of this year with a group from Michigan called Souls Harbor. They were such a blessing the last time they were here and we are excited that they will be here on April 13, 2019 at the United Methodist Church 2200 Westside Drive, Rochester, NY 14624. Tickets for the Dinner/Concert are only $35 per person. Dinner will start at 5:30 PM and the Concert will follow. You may purchase tickets thru the website which is www.sgny.net or by mailing a check or money order along with a stamped self-addressed envelope to SGNY 3250 Big Ridge Road Spencerport, NY 14559. Because of this being a dinner there is a dead line to order tickets which is April 6th. Order a table of 8 and one ticket will be free.
For the first time in the Rochester Area, we are excited to be bringing in a group called Covenant Ground. This group comes to us from Virginia and loves singing for our Lord and Savior. The group consists of 3 male singers and have beautiful harmony. A group that you will not want to miss! There are no tickets needed, but there will be a $10 donation taken at the door to help with their ministry. They will be here on Saturday, May 18, 2019 and the concert will start at 6:00 PM at Spencerport Bible Church 1948 N. Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14559.
On July 12, 2019 we are bringing another new group to the area called Avenue Trio. As you can see by the name, this is a trio of men that will bless your hearts with their message in the songs they sing and their love for God. They will be coming to Parkridge Free Methodist Church 10 Straub Rd, Rochester, NY 14626. Concert will start at 7:00 PM. Again there will be no tickets needed but there will be a $10 donation at the door to help cover the expenses of their ministry.
Another group coming to Parkridge Free Methodist Church is a group that we have had here a couple of times and are happy to be bringing them back – 4one Quartet. This group is also from Michigan and they not only love singing to large group but also love going to nursing homes and spreading the Word of God thru song. They will be with us on August 9, 2019 and this is a Friday night and the concert will start at 7:00 PM. Come and enjoy the newer air conditioned church and be totally blessed by their message in their singing. Again there will be no tickets needed but there will be a $10 donation at the door to help cover the expenses of their ministry.
Next, we have a huge event, our Hymn Sing & Concert. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM. We are really excited about bringing back to Rochester The Torchmen – Chosen by the people that attend our concerts as 2018 Artist of the Year, and the runner’s up Gloryway Quartet. Also singing with them from the Utica area is Sherry Anne. Born Hearing impaired, what a testimony she has about what God has done in her life. We will be singing the Old Hymns along with the artists and they will also be sharing some of their songs that have been a blessing to many over the years. The Torchmen – Canada’s #1 Gospel Group, are also celebrating their 50th Year anniversary of singing for the Lord. The Gloryway Quartet comes to us from Ohio and their 1st time here was December 2018 – they were loved by everyone. The event will be held at Spencerport Bible Church 1948 N. Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14559. The cost is only $12 per person and tickets are limited. Again you may purchase tickets thru the web site which is www.sgny.net or by mailing a check or money order along with a stamped self-addressed envelope to SGNY 3250 Big Ridge Road Spencerport, NY 14559.
October 19, 2019 we will have our 2nd Dinner/Concert with The Needhams. A group that a lot of people are familiar with as their home town is Leroy, New York. A great family group that consist of Dave, his sister Diane and Diane’s husband Steve. The Dinner/Concert will be held at Spencerport Bible Church 1948 N. Union Street Spencerport, NY 14559. The dinner will start at 5:30 PM and the concert will follow. The cost of our Dinner/Concert is $35 per person. You may purchase tickets thru the web site which is www.sgny.net or by mailing a check or money order along with a stamped self-addressed envelope to SGNY 3250 Big Ridge Road Spencerport, NY 14559. Because of this being a dinner there is a dead line to order tickets which is October 12, 2019. Order a table of 8 and one ticket will be free.
The last concert for the year will be held at The Grace Church of the Nazarene 2924 Union St. South Rochester, NY 14624. We are excited about bringing to Rochester for the first time, Master Peace Quartet. All the way from Georgia, this group is sure to be a blessing to everyone. As with all our regular concerts, there will be no ticket needed, just a $10 donation will be taken at the door to help cover the expenses of their ministry.
Thank you to all the churches that have opened their doors to the ministry. It is so hard in today’s world to find someplace to go out at night and enjoy good Gospel music at a reasonable price. So if you have friends or family members that you would like to bring with you, we encourage you to do that. God is good and we are certainly looking forward to a great year of some great gospel music.