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The Lesters to perform locally during free event

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Lesters perform Sunday, Aug. 30, 6 p.m. at the Brazil First Church of the Nazarene.
A multi-church event will have "The Lesters," of St. Louis, performing on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Brazil First Church of the Nazarene.

Brazil's own "Firm Foundation will open for the group.

Everyone is invited to attend this free event.

Often called "the first family of gospel music," the Lesters have been sharing the Word through song for five generations. With 80 years and 88 albums behind them, the group proudly brings three generations to the stage for a sound that is 100 percent "pure Lester. "

That signature sound is a blend of inspired arrangements and vocal artistry, led by longtime performer Brian Lester. Brian, who also serves as emcee and manager, has been singing with the group since he was three. His vibrant voice and easy rapport with audiences continue to make him a favorite.

Brian' s sister, Ginger Pitchers, is also a lifelong performer, having recorded for the Lesters when she was only two. Ginger' s smooth alto voice lends style to the group, as do her soul-filled renditions of new and classic gospel hits.

As a fourth generation performer, Baritone Jonathan Lester brings a real freshness to the group.

Like his father, Brian, Jon was "born to sing," performing at a very young age.

But he remains inspired by the generations of Lesters who went before him and by the message of God' s eternal grace.

Soprano Jenny Revelle is a powerhouse of talent, with a distinct and deliberate style. She follows her mother, Ginger, using her talents to minister to young families. As a wife and mother herself, Jenny understands the need to spread the gospel to all generations. She is delighted to see her oldest daughter, Emma Grace, taking the stage.

The Lesters take pride in their family heritage, but consider God' s greater family as the real reason for their continued work. As they prayerfully pass their legacy to future generations, the Lesters hope to move others to a deeper level of spiritual commitment.

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