February 17, 1996 in Washington Voices

Christian Singers From Valley Find Success With A Capella Music

By The Spokesman-Review
 

You can buy it at the CD shop, hear it in church, it’s even the theme to a popular public television game show.

A capella music is big right now, and the Valley has its own troupe of no-band crooners based from the Valley Church of Christ.

The group His Glory performs a couple of times each month, and its next show will be a big one. His Glory will perform along with another area group, Freedom, and big-name contemporary Christian vocalists Acapella.

“It used to be confined to a few churches, but now it’s really taking a leap,” says group member Wayne Adams. “Acapella and some those groups have brought it out (into the mainstream.)”

The show happens at East Valley High School on Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, but it’s best not to wait.

“There really weren’t any available at the door last year,” Adams recalls of His Glory’s last big-draw performance. “We oversold Whitworth last year, so we had to move to East Valley.”

Adams says the 13-member group’s sweet harmonies are packing the pews at Valley Church of Christ, too.

Although the members don’t perform under the His Glory name during services, its members often lead worship at the church.

That’s actually how the singers all met up and formed His Glory.

They would handle the vocal duties at the church, and gradually the singers formed an incredible bond and wanted to take their a capella music outside the church doors.

Singing, for them, is a second career.

Combine the singing in church services with the six hours of practice per week, plus a couple of small concerts per month, and it can get pretty demanding.

“But it’s worth it,” Adams says. “It’s a phenomenal growth experience.”

Tickets for the show are available at area devotional bookstores.

Valley spots include the Christian Gift Center, 5320 E. Sprague; and Evangel Book Center at University City Shopping Center.

New pastor

Opportunity Presbyterian Church is getting a new pastor.

The Rev. Patrick Mecham will be installed on Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. at the church, 202 N. Pines Road. He has worked in Bellevue, New Mexico, California and most recently, Post Falls.

Mecham served there as pastor of the Community Presbyterian Church since 1988.

Following the special service, the church will host a reception for Mecham and his family. His wife, Melissa, is a teacher at North Central High School. The Mechams have two children, Christopher, 4, and Erin, 2.

, DataTimes MEMO: What’s news at your church? Let us know and we’ll help spread the word. Write: Church Notebook, Valley Voice, 13208 E. Sprague, Spokane, WA 99216. Call: 927-2154. Fax: 927-2175.

What’s news at your church? Let us know and we’ll help spread the word. Write: Church Notebook, Valley Voice, 13208 E. Sprague, Spokane, WA 99216. Call: 927-2154. Fax: 927-2175.


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