Jacqueline Lambeth Singers by Ken MacLeod

Gospel music extravaganza hits the Filberg Centre next month

On Sunday May 6 at 2 p.m., the Gospel Music Extravaganza, the largest gospel music show in several years will hit the stage of the Florence Filberg Centre.

The show is sponsored by the Evergreen Club. This is the eighth annual fund-raiser for the Courtenay Sonshine Club Luncheon Program (soup kitchen) at St George’s United Church.

This is the latest in a long line of successful shows organized by MacLeod and features gospel music performed by excellent local talent. The show features a lot of classic Southern Gospel music of the 1960s and 1970s and several traditional spiritual numbers to inspire and lift you up along with having the audience clapping their hands and tapping their toes.

The show will feature the Jacqueline Lambeth Singers, which wowed the capacity audience last June with Jukebox Saturday Night: the Music and the 50s and 60s.

Individual singers in the group will add to the repertoire: Heather Rapin, Holly Davidson, Heather Sprout, June Munro and vocal leader and local songstress Jacqueline Lambeth.

Newcomer Amy Vanderpol of Nanaimo, will join the Jacqueline Lambeth Singers for this event. Vanderpol, who was a child prodigy in singing and a frequent winner at the BC Kiwanis Music Festival as a young lady and who most recently was a featured vocalist with the Victoria Soul Gospel Choir.

The show also features local Courtenay Councillor Erik Eriksson, who is featured in the annual Have a Heart productions and who will turn up the heat on the keyboard as he backs up the Jacqueline Lambeth Singers on spirited, hand-clapping numbers.

Retired Colonel Dick Cowling, who has sung in the last two Memories of the War Years: a Musical Tribute to Veterans shows and the recent Evergreen Club Robbie Burns Luncheon, will use his rich baritone voice to sing Go Down, Moses and the Battle Hymn of the Republic, accompanied on latter by Shari Campbell of the Comox Valley Band on the snare drum.

Sandy Austin, with her lovely soul voice, will sing Take My Hand, Precious Lord and Give Them All to Jesus. Lindsay Day of Qualicum Beach will lend his fine country voice to The Old Rugged Cross and Family Bible, the first hit song written by Willie Nelson.

Glen Hiebert, the man with the golden fiddle, and his band will perform the preliminary show from 1:30 to 2 p.m.

Just Posted

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

North Island Tour De Rock rider Benjamin Leah leads team to Port Hardy

“You don’t have issues and problems when you look at these kids and how much they’re going through.”

Denman Island awash with plastic debris

After 14 years of Community Beach Cleanups, the little Gulf Island of… Continue reading

Supports service tax helping homeless in Courtenay

Latest count indicates greater number of homeless seniors

Associate pastor made early connections in Courtenay

Central Evangelical Free Church opens at former Record office

Environment Canada confirms Ottawa area hit by two tornadoes Friday

At one point more than 200,000 hydro customers were blacked out

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Family, friends of B.C murder victim want killer sent back to max security facility

Group wants convicted murderer Walter Ramsay sent back to a maximum security facility

B.C. VIEWS: Looking under the hood of ICBC’s war on crashes

Is our accident rate really soaring, or is it inefficiency?

Most Read