A night of southern gospel music

October 24, 2014
Northern Edge

Northern Edge, along with The Foresters and The Rick Chase & Friends Band, are set to perform southern gospel music Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at Walkerville Wesleyan Church.

WALKERVILLE — Northern Edge, along with The Foresters and The Rick Chase & Friends Band, are set to perform southern gospel music Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at Walkerville Wesleyan Church, 144 Hamon St.

Advance tickets cost $7.50 through Oct. 31. After Oct. 31, the ticket price is $10. Children 12 and under are admitted free. For tickets or information, call (231) 873-3459.

The Foresters are involved in gospel music ministry full-time. They travel all across the United States, Canada and Europe holding more than 180 concerts each year singing southern gospel music and writing much of the material they sing. They play a large variety of instruments including piano, dobro, bass guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, drums and more. The family consists of Mark (vocals, piano and guitars), Andrea (vocals and bass guitar), Tyler (age 8 on the drums) and Trevor (age 5 on vocals and guitar). The Foresters have released 27 recordings in 13 years of music ministry.

The Rick Chase & Friends Band is a group with expansive musical experience, performing country music for many years and with many different bands. Band members include Rick Chase on lead guitar and vocals; Billy Dalton on rhythm guitar and lead vocals; Steve Foster on drums; Leroy Golden playing steel guitar; and Mike Cherwinski on bass guitar.

Northern Edge is a family vocal group and that specializes in gospel music. The group, which is hosting the event, has performed all over the state. “We have had a very busy year and we look forward to seeing each and every one of you one more time before the holidays set in,” said Lynn Bromley of the band. “Just a word about the future for Northern Edge: Therese is taking private violin lessons and is in her third year of middle school band on the flute; Gianna is in her first year of middle school band taking clarinet; Josef isn’t old enough for band yet but has his sights set on the drums. Drum lessons may be forthcoming.”

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