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A WIDE CROSS SECTION of gospel lovers gathered at the Mercy Auditorium last Sunday to witness a spectacular evening of gospel music that left patrons satisfied and fully blessed by the ministry of music from the host group Advent 4.

​The group, which sings purely southern gospel music and rendered songs such as Back To The Old Time Christian Way and I Like The Old Time Way Of Praising The Lord, got things off to a rousing start. It was a night for husband and wife duos and up first were Kenroy and Julianne Roach, who thrilled the audience with the popular song Sinner Saved By Grace, followed by Merle and Clyde Yearwood, who did some poetry that was well received.

Adding variety to the evening was the talented Dominick Merritt, who did a touching mime presentation called I Understand, which depicted the scene in The Bible when Moses was called by God to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt.

Rachael Philips overcame some glitches with the sound to minister with The King Is Coming and showed versatility with her vocal range. Songbird Fiona Alleyne’s Hosanah filled the atmosphere with her powerful voice.

The children were not to be left out as a group calling themselves Advent Cousins proved that the future of gospel music is in good hand, singing O The Glory Did Roll.

​In between these acts, which included Ricky Niles, playing the saxophone, were the host quartet Advent 4, who were a delight to see and hear once again.

Others supporting acts were the Barbados Defence Force Band, Michael King, Glenworth Joseph, Allan Thompson, Berry Jones and Mervin Elfise.

​Proceeds from the concert go to the Geriatric Hospital.





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