Thursday, November 10, 2005
The Final Stages
For over a decade, the Tri-City Singers, led by its founder Donald Lawrence, have blessed the world of contemporary gospel music with their infectious harmonies and soulful deliveries. From their 1993 debut on GospoCentric to their lengthy tenure on Crystal Rose and EMI Gospel, the famed community choir which stretches throughout the Carolina region showcased a rare form of elegance and excellence unlike any of their fellow comrades. Even their unique wadrobes, usually draped in African-kentae' cloth representing the rich heritage of the Mother Land, are best remembered when one conjures ideas on the legendary group. But its founder believes its time to close the book on such a wonderful career with the Tri-City Singers. And they will do so at their final live recording session, which will take place in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia at The Tabernacle, a former church turned into a concert music hall, on November 16th and 17th at 7:00 pm.
"I have mixed emotions about the Finale because Tri~City has been a child of mine for almost 15 years", Donald Lawrence proclaims when reflecting about the group. "However I know this is a time for me to release the group and be released into the continued plan God has for us all!"
Though the event will be a celebration to some degree, while the majority of on-lookers will experience mixed emotions of disbelief, the group will perform with special musical guests including Walter Hawkins, Daryl Coley, Kevin Bond, Lejune Thompson, Kierra "KiKi" Sheard, LaShun Pace, Darwin Hobbs, Myron Butler & Levi, The Murrills and DeWayne Woods.
Tickets are just $10.00 (U.S.) each night. Not bad at all. Let's hope there's tickets left. Amen lights!