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TROY – Troy First Christian Church’s tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving will continue Saturday with its annual Gospel Thanksgiving in Song concert.
The concert will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium. Doors will open at 5 p.m.
The time of the concert is a change from past years.
Featured in this year’s concert are Jeremy Calloway, the Conquerors Quartet and Union Street.
The public from all churches and denominations are welcome to attend the concert, which is always free. A freewill offering will be collected.
For more information, contact Ray Howard at (812) 482-2262.
Jeremy Calloway, born in Owensboro, Ky., has been singing since the age of 9 and has performed at well-known venues such as the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium, as well as throughout much of the United States.
Calloway has been on concert tickets with Vince Gill, Reba McIntire, Richie McDonald, Martina McBride, Lenny LeBlanc, Wynona Judd, Alabama, The Judds and Collin Raye, to name a few.
Calloway’s range and vocal quality have been described as amazing. With a style that blends Top 40s, country and Southern gospel, he is a vocalist who has been praised as “graceful yet powerful, moving and entertaining.”
Calloway started his musical career singing in Southern Gospel quartets. Over the years, he was able to sing in four nationally known, charting groups, and appeared at nationally recognized events such as the National Quartet Convention.
His musical gifts are also expressed as a worship pastor and music director at Christ Community Church in Owensboro.
Calloway said he is able to vocally capture the heart of God and release it over people to experience a greater place of communion with him.
With three solo albums, and currently in production of his fourth, Jeremy is also a featured artist on nine compilations and has numerous of television appearances.
Based in Evansville, this Southern Gospel group has been thrilling audiences with its traditional style and sound since 1990.
The Conquerors say their main mission is to bring praise and glory to their Lord by reaching out to others with a message in song that is uplifting, inspiring and life-changing. They welcome opportunities to share their ministry with people from different faiths and backgrounds in various places, reaching both the churched and the unchurched.
However, the church has been the Conquerors’ primary focus.
Although the style is unmistakably Southern gospel, there is variety in the quartet’s song selection for each program that covers a wide spectrum of material. Singing a solid four-part harmony, the group’s fans point to a professional quality sound with incredible versatility.
Some of the quartet’s upbeat and lively songs always generate excitement and enthusiasm from the audience.
The Conquerors’ music has been described as capturing the hearts and captivating the attention of the young and old alike.
Over the years, The Conquerors Quartet has graced the stage in concert halls and auditoriums with a number of full-time groups and soloists of the industry: Heaven Bound, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The New Hinsons, The Crabb Family, Gold City, The Kingsmen, Southern Sound, Ernie Haase and The Signature Sound Quartet, The Mystery Men Quartet, Eternal Vision, The Crossmen, Allison Speer and Garry Sheppard.
The Conquerors have produced eight recording projects: “More Than Conquerors,” “Keep On Keeping On,” “Fifth Anniversary,“ “Conquerors’ Compilation,” “Welcome Home,” “Pure Joy,” “Sanctified Journey” and their latest, “By His Grace, Still Standing.”
In January 2010, the group released a single, “Welcome Home” to radio on Golden Street Records’ Compilation Disc, Volume 2.
This original composition was penned by Dave Goldman, the group’s baritone.
God has continued to bless the quartet with multitalented individuals, they say, who possess wide-ranges of solo voices and great harmonizing abilities. Having members fully capable of singing parts other than just their own has certainly helped to maintain a smooth four-part harmony sound.
Roger Sweeney hails from Elkton, Ky., and is widely recognized as a tremendous tenor. His anointed singing and kind spirit quickly captures the hearts of each listening audience, members said.
David Goldman, an original member who sang with the quartet from 1990 to 2001, is singing baritone for the Conquerors. Through the years, he has been a valuable resource for the group, faithfully stepping in to fill a vacant spot whenever needed.
Jesse Tewel, The Conquerors say they feel honored and privileged to have on their team. Tewel hails from Crofton, Ky. He joined the group in May 2012 and is their newest member. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge along with one of the smoothest baritone voices in the field of Southern gospel, members said.
Mason Westerfield, born and raised in Owensboro is a young man with a heart for serving God and singing bass.
Joyce Meyer, keyboardist, has accompanied and recorded with several gospel groups and solo artists throughout the years. She is a stylistic player who enjoys playing the fast-moving quartet songs as well as the hymns of the church. At the early age of 5, she began playing by ear the hymns her mother played at the little country church her family attended.
Union Street was put together to perform as special guests at a very special concert in Seaton’s hometown of Evansville.
“I knew I wanted to do something memorable for that evening,” said Seaton, “but I never dreamed it would evolve into a group that people would be asking to see.
The group consists of Toby Hitchcock (tenor), Ryan Seaton (lead), Andrew Goldman (baritone) and Aaron McCune (bass).
Although Union Street is still in its beginning stages, the sound and blend are those of a group that have been singing together for years.
“All of the guys have a different story and come from different backgrounds and places.
That’s why when we decided to make it official, the name Union Street was chosen. We feel the name really encompasses where we are in our musical careers.” said Hitchcock. “We have all come together as a Union and are now traveling down a musical street together.”