2019 Concert Schedule
The CRCG presents a “free will offering” concert series during the summer months. Concerts begin at 7 PM.
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Saturday, April 27, 2019 – An Evening of Praise
Monday, Memorial Day, May May 27, 2019 – Voices of Victory
The Voices of Victory male quartet is honored to join us on Memorial Day this year. They have been praising God together in song since 1990. Members of the quartet are Jim Daling, Rick Noorman, Chuck Terpstra, and Dan VanDyke; accompanist is Karen Daling. The quartet members are all from the West Michigan area. They all enjoy music immensely, and appreciate opportunities to praise God with their music, both as members of this quartet and through participation in other musical ensembles. Join the Voices of Victory as they open up our summer concert series with a Memorial Day program. To God be the glory!
Saturday, June 8, 2019 – Metropolitan Choir
Drawn from many vocations and professions and from various churches throughout the West Michigan area, the Metropolitan Choir of Praise is committed to praising God together and greatly enjoy singing and sharing a ministry of music, featuring spirituals and classical, traditional, and contemporary styles. Since 1963, the choir has been blessed in bringing its musical ministry not only to Grand Rapids and the West Michigan area, but also to a number of states, near and far, — Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey, Washington D.C., California and Washington. The Choir has also travelled to Ontario, Canada and has conducted two concert tours to the Netherlands. In celebration of its 35th concert year, the Choir travelled to Eastern Europe where concerts were given in Hungary, Romania, and the Ukraine to many people just being freed from Soviet Communist rule. This concert tour made a lasting impression on the choir and will forever live as one of the highlights in its history. Throughout its history the choir has performed at a number of venues and we are so blessed to have the choir with us once again this summer!
Saturday, June 22, 2019 – The Guardians
The Guardians have claimed their stake in Southern Gospel Music as one of America’s favorite Southern Gospel trios. They’ve had many hit songs including their latest number one “Present in the Presence of the King.” On March 5, 2018, this remarkable group made the announcement that legendary bass singer Pat Barker, whose magnetic personality is well known by fans and artists alike, would be joining the Group. Guardians members Neil Uhrig, John Darin Rowsey, and Dean Hickman welcome Pat’s rich bass voice which perfectly compliment and round out this newly formed quartet. Their collective mission is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and sing songs that minister to people’s hearts and touch their lives. Founded in 1988, The Guardians’ music impacts listeners with their sincerity and commitment to glorifying the Savior they sing about. For the very first time, we are thrilled to have the Guardians at the Conference Grounds!
Saturday, June 29, 2019 – Jim and Melissa Brady
Chicken BBQ served from 4:30-6:30
Award winning artists and songwriters, Jim & Melissa Brady, possess a rich musical heritage that started in family ministry and transitioned to some of the greatest gospel music stages of our day, including The Brooklyn Tabernacle, The Gaither Homecoming tour, The Dove Awards, The National Quartet Convention, and In Touch, with Dr. Charles Stanley. While enjoying Dove and Singing News Fan Awards, Grammy nominations, Absolutely Gospel Awards, number one songs and many other honors, one purpose propels them onward. Whether writing a new song, singing in concert, or simply in conversation with a friend, the story of their lives is to share the love and hope of Jesus. With exciting new music and a touring schedule that is taking them all over the world, the future looks bright for Jim & Melissa Brady.
Thursday, July 4, 2019 – Down Home
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF MUSIC MINISTRY: Good old gospel songs, old hymns and traditional harmonies, that’s the sound of Down Home Gospel Ministries. For over 30 years, Down Home has been carrying the gospel message all over Michigan, as well as surrounding states. For the last several years, the door has been opened to spread this message and music through television, giving millions of viewers around the country the opportunity to enjoy this unique ministry. The TCT Network now broadcasts Down Home on a weekly program to their entire network! Their desire is to touch the hearts of the people with God’s love and to bring a word of encouragement to all. Many have come to salvation, and found the love, peace and healing that only Jesus can bring, through the ministry of these men. Their music ranges from the hard driving, upbeat, banjo pickin’, fiddle ringin’ country gospel, to the mellow easy flowing, guitar strumming hymns, all laced with the unique bluegrass style that is their distinction. Their name “DOWN HOME” reflects their personalities and attitudes and the ease in which they become a part of your family. So, open your hearts to receive all that God has for you, while you enjoy the sounds of Down Home!
Saturday, July 13, 2019 – Voices of Freedom
Voices of Freedom is an 8-part, acappella, vocal ensemble composed of men and women from the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area. The group was founded in 1997 by Mark Pope, who previously sang with the Voices of Liberty at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Currently directed by Aileen Matheson, Voices of Freedom focuses on three types of music—patriotic, Americana, and in season. The group has sung the U.S National Anthem at most major sporting events in West Michigan including: Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey, Berlin Raceway, Grand Rapids Rampage Football, West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball, Fifth Third Riverbank Run, West Michigan Grand Prix, Muskegon Air Show, and Grand Rapids Hoops Basketball. Members of Voices of Freedom are especially pleased to be involved with the U.S. military, and have sung at numerous Michigan National Guard banquets, ceremonies for troops returning home, and various Navy and Air Force reunions. During the Christmas season, the group has performed at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, and the St. Cecilia Music Center. Voices of Freedom has sung to audiences of several thousand, but also to ones of only a few dozen. The group is now ready to sing for you!
Saturday, July 20, 2019 – The Browns
It’s truly a family affair when The Browns hit the stage with their gospel music. The musical stylings of Shelly, Michaela, Adam, and Andrew exude excitement on the stage and offer a life-changing experience to all who hear them. The Browns deliver the powerful message of the gospel through word and song that engage audiences of all ages. The Browns have been touring across the United States since the group began its full-time ministry fifteen years ago. The heralded group began on the local and state level and has expanded and grown into a national touring group. Even when they’re not on stage or on tour, the Browns manage to stay plenty busy on their farm property west of LeMars, Iowa, which has served to become somewhat of haven for the family away from the road. Adam says, “We enjoy life at home. There’s just something about being in the country. I’ve always enjoyed it”. Andrew, the self-proclaimed life of the party, said touring on the road can get a little crazy, but he’s been able to put things into perspective. “I’m thankful for what I’m doing,” he said. “I think it’s a special thing that we do.” To add to the family experience, Shelly’s husband Keith is the chief bus driver and sound technician. “Because we know we’re called, it’s been worth it all. God has opened the doors and there are adventures and blessings behind each one.” From singing over 30 shows at the Americana Theatre in Branson, MO, to Dollywood Theme park stages, to singing on over 10 Royal Carribean and Carnival cruise ships this award-winning family will inspire you with their close-knit family harmony and talent. The Browns love what they do, love each other, and the audiences to whom they sing!
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 3 Heath Brothers
The 3 Heath Brothers are teenagers, Nicholas, Clayton, & Christian Heath. They have been singing together as long as they can remember. Their mom taught them to sing parts from a very early age and their dad is the Senior Pastor at Faith Community Chapel in Thomasville, NC. When these young guys get up to sing, people are consistently shocked by their tight harmony, powerful vocals, and acapella arrangements. They have shared the stage with the Talleys, the Collingsworth Family, the Booth Brothers, the Hoppers, Greater Vision, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Karen Peck and New River, and others. They were recently voted Best Breakthrough Artist of 2018. This past summer (2018) they won the Grand Champion Trophy at the NC State Annual Singing Convention. They recently performed at Dollywood, Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove, and are MainStage artists at Singing in the Sun 2019 and the Gatlinburg Gathering 2019. You won’t want to miss their tight harmony, passion for God, and young energy. They love God and their goal is to promote Christ and demonstrate that you are never too young to give all you have to God! The 3 Heath Brothers are from Thomasville, NC. They are the sons of Jonathan and Emily Heath and have two younger siblings, Natalie and Noah.
Saturday, August 10, 2019 – LeFevre Quartet
In the world of Gospel Music, the LeFevre name is one that has always been at the top. In 1921, the original LeFevre Trio began traveling and singing across the country; quickly setting the standard for quality and professionalism in what would become known as Southern Gospel Music. For decades, the LeFevres blazed new trails in Gospel Music, turning out songs and singers that would become legends in the field. Their award-winning music allowed them to sing for Presidents and Dignitaries all over the world. In the late 1970’s, some thought the LeFevre name would be retired when the trio came off the road, but in the 1980’s and 90’s, Mylon LeFevre & Broken Heart became one of the top acts in Contemporary Christian Music. Now as we entered the new millennium, the LeFevre name grows stronger than ever. Within just one year of formation, Gospel Music fans voted the LeFevre Quartet the 2006 Singing News Fan Awards Horizon Group of The Year, and in 2009, their song, “Big Mighty God” was nominated for a Dove Award. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, The LeFevre Quartet have been nominated as a Top 10 Traditional Quartet in the Singing News Magazine’s Fan Awards. It often takes more than just a legendary name to gain the recognition this group has attracted, but with stellar vocals, high energy performances, and a heart for ministry, this combination of talent is one you won’t soon forget. The LeFevre Quartet strive to reach the masses with a message of hope, grace and salvation through Jesus Christ!
Saturday, August 17, 2019 – The Foresters
The Foresters are a family group in full time Gospel Music Ministry. They travel all across the United States, Canada and Europe holding more than 200 meetings each year. The Foresters sing southern and traditional Gospel Music. They are a family group with a live band. They play a large variety of instruments including, Piano, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica and Drums. They write much of the material they sing. They also sing many of the great old hymns and gospel songs of the church. Mark is also an ordained minister and holds revival and preaching services in addition to their concert ministry. The Foresters consist of: Mark (vocals, piano and guitars), Andrea (vocals and bass guitar), Tyler (age 13 – drums) and Trevor (age 9 vocals and bass guitar).
Saturday, August 24, 2019 – Greater Vision
Chicken BBQ Served from 4:30-6:30
Since December of 1990, Greater Vision has inspired audiences with their rich vocal blend and their effective ability to communicate the message of the gospel. They have established a firm place at the pinnacle of Christian music and have become the most awarded trio in the history of Gospel music. Gerald Wolfe, the group’s founder, serves as Pianist and Emcee. Multi-Award-winning Songwriter, Rodney Griffin, sings the lead part for the trio. Chris Allman, writer of the 2015 “Song of the Year”, “For All He’s Done”, sings tenor. Jon Epley is the newest member of the group, having joined April of 2017 as the new Baritone singer. Greater Vision appears regularly on the InTouch television program, hosted by Dr. Charles Stanley, as well as on the Gaither Gospel Series. Gerald also serves as a co-host on Bill Gaither’s syndicated “Homecoming Radio” Show, heard weekly on almost 3000 radio stations around the world, as well as on satellite radio. Their most recent endeavor is as a part of the very popular “Gospel Music Hymn Sing” DVDs and coinciding GMHS events across the USA. Greater Vision’s latest recording, “Still”, was produced by Gerald Wolfe and Trey Ivey, with orchestral arrangements by Trey Ivey and Cody McVey. The new CD features brand-new songs written by both Rodney Griffin and Chris Allman, along with several other well-known writers. More than 175 times every year, Greater Vision presents the Gospel, through music, in a way that has endeared them to audiences around the world.
Monday, September 2, 2019 – John Dykstra Photography – “National Treasures – Cuyahoga and Saguaro National Parks”
The words that come to my mind are “TO GOD BE THE GLORY”! Travel with me as we explore the uniqueness of Cuyahoga and Saguaro National Parks and their surrounding areas. Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located between Akron and Cleveland Ohio following the Cuyahoga River. It is one of our smallest national parks but is rich in history and natural beauty. Saguaro National Park straddles the city of Tucson with displays of hundreds of the Saguaro Cactus, the nation’s largest cacti. Each park has its own special draw that captures those who visit and encourages return visits for deeper explorations. Along the way don’t be surprised if we take side trips to explore more little known corners of God’s beautiful creation. Accompanied with informative narration and inspiring music you will leave with the song in your heart “HOW GREAT THOU ART”!
Saturday, September 14, 2019 – The Allen Family
The Allens have been thrilling audiences worldwide with their unique blend of family harmony and energizing creativity for more than two decades. In 1996, Todd and Michelle Allen began the journey to follow a call to full-time evangelistic ministry with their four young children; traveling all across North America in motor-homes and buses. With the addition of more voices came the innovative, modern sound that has captivated thousands. Now, after more than 20 years of ministry, The Allens continue to be one of the signature faces of the new Gospel music movement, making an impact for Christ around the world.
Saturday, October 5, 2019 – The King’s Choraliers
The King’s Choraliers of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a male chorus comprised of men with diverse occupations, has roots dating back to 1950. Currently, the Choraliers are under the direction of Ronald Rogers, a graduate of Wheaton College and Michigan State University. Enhancing the group’s commitment to vocal excellence is accompanist Chuck Brower, an accomplished organist and pianist well known throughout western Michigan. The Choraliers, united by a common desire to share their love for Jesus Christ through song, frequently present their message in churches, schools, and prisons. They have sung in great auditoriums and halls across North America. Their repertoire of spirituals, anthems, and hymns sung in a variety of styles range from classical to contemporary. Benchmarks of the chorus are, and always have been, quality and variety. “O Worship the King” has served well as the theme song for 50 years.
Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7, 2019 – Timothy Noble Christmas Dinner Concert-
The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds
A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
With TIMOTHY NOBLE!
Friday or Saturday, December 6 or 7 at 6:30 pm
Punchbowl begins at 6:00 pm and dinner at 6:30pm.
During dessert, Timothy will present a Christmas concert.
Tickets for this event are $20.00 per person. If you would like to have a table of 10, the cost is $180.00. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Seating is limited to 360 per dinner concert.
Tickets for the Christmas dinner concerts will go on sale at 6PM on Monday, May 27.