Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cancer Association Announces its Seventh Annual Gospel Sing Concert on September 11, 2011

Your local and independent Cancer Association of Darke County is putting on their seventh annual Gospel Sing concert. The Gospel Sing is a free, nondenominational concert on September 11th, at Saint Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville opening at 6:00 PM and concluding at 8:00 PM.

This week, we will be highlighting some of this year’s performers. This article covers the following artists: Jerri Libert, Kimi Holsapple, the New Dawn Trio, and Daryl Peeples

Jerri Libert began playing piano at age seven and progressed quickly, performing Chopin’s “Minute Waltz” in recital at age nine and performing on the radio at age twelve. She began composing music at age seven, gaining recognition in the Akron Beacon Journal.

Arriving in Union City in the mid 60’s, Jerri taught piano in her home for many years. She was the pianist and musical arranger for the gospel group “The Harvesters”, which took fourth place at the Ohio Sate fair gospel music competition in 1981. The group performed annually at the Darke County fair for six years.

Being a pianist for the better part of seven decades, Jerri recently gave a live concert at First Christian Church in Union City. She is very pleased to have this opportunity to be a part of this benefit for the Cancer Association of Darke County.
(Pictured below: Jerri Libert)

Born in Dayton, OH and now living in New Madison, Kimi has been singing gospel music since 1984. She has performed at the Southern Gospel Fan Fair in Pigeon Forge, TN, the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY, the Great Lakes Gospel Sing in Michigan, and the Northern Gospel Sing in Indiana. Besides singing at local churches in Darke County and surrounding areas of Ohio & Indiana, she also performs on cruise ships with Homeland Entertainment Group of Tennessee. She has been on stage with the Hoppers, the Nelons and Gold City Quartet. Kimi encourages residents of Darke County & surrounding areas to come and be part of this worthy cause.
(Pictured below: Kimi Holsapple)

New Dawn was formed in 2009 when three gospel singers were united by a series of non-related events. Bruce Shank had been singing gospel music for many years with various groups as well as solo. His sister, Dixie Magee, joined him in 2006 and they performed as a duet. In late 2008, Bruce met Larry Hart, and discovered his vocal talents. Larry was asked to join Bruce and Dixie, and the trio, New Dawn, was formed. The songs they sing speak to the heart-each with its own meaning. In 2010, they released two CD’s. They perform at churches, fairs, festivals and benefits. For more information contact: Bruce Shank @ 937-692-5789
(Pictured below: The New Dawn Trio)

In 2003 Daryl Peeples, Sr. accepted a call to pastor a small country church, and in 2004 the Lord started giving this man, who knew nothing about music, words and tunes to several songs. In 2006 God placed three wonderful friends into his life who put music to those words. Pastor Daryl, his wife Fay and their daughter Penny has recorded three CD’s with number four in the works. They enjoy going to care facilities and churches in Ohio and Indiana sharing Gods word in music. “We knew the Lord did not give these songs just for us, so the Peeples Family Gospel Music Ministry was formed.” You may contact Pastor Daryl at 937-448-2519 or on line www.darlpeeplesfamilymusicministry.com
(Pictured Below: Daryl Peeples)

Next week we will feature the remaining artists to perform for our Gospel Sing, so keep an eye out for our next announcement!

The Cancer Association is excited for this event and hopes that you and your family will keep the evening of September 11th clear to attend this FREE, nondenominational concert. A love offering will be taken during the performance to benefit the Cancer Association of Darke County. There will also be a bake sale to benefit the Cancer Association with local and homemade baked goods.

Saint Clair Memorial Hall is located on 215 West Fourth Street in Greenville, Ohio; please join us for an evening of entertainment and great music!

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