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Praise and Worship

Sunday, January 24, 2010

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(From left) Rod Clarke, Kevin McCrea, Tom Jackson and Lee Reberger sing through a passage of "Just a Closer Walk With Thee," which will be performed Friday and Saturday by the Community Theatre of Clay County, Inc. [Order this photo]
Theatre troupe set for 'Just a Closer Walk With Thee'

Praise and worship while taking "Just a Closer Walk With Thee," alongside the members of the Community Theatre of Clay County, Inc., this weekend.

The theatre will present the three-part gospel show Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29-30.

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Local musician Steve McCullough will provide piano accompaniment for "Just a Closer Walk With Thee." [Order this photo]
"The first part of the performance will be conducted by a hand bell choir under the direction of Shaun Short, with members from (the community)," Director B. Lee Reberger told The Brazil Times. "The Jackson Township Community Band, led by Matt Huber will follow, then the final performance of the show will be a choir of local theatre members, directed by myself and Steve McCullough, who will also provide piano accompaniment."

Reberger said the hand bell choir group practices at First United Methodist Church.

Reberger added all are invited to join together for a diverse approach to gospel music, which is sure to uplift and inspire the audience.

Included in the performance by the Jackson Township Community Band will be a medley, "Billy Sunday's Successful Songs," in an arrangement by Henry Fillmore -- who even spoke at Forest Park -- of the famous early 20th-century preacher's hymns. The band will also perform "The Holy City," by Stephen Adams, Fred Jewell's "Sabbath Morn," and "Navy Hymn," to honor departed military veterans.

The choir singers will bring new life to such standards as "It Is Well With My Soul," "Great Is The Lord," "We Shall Behold Him" and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee."

Reberger said the choir singers consist of many veterans of the community theatre, along with several new joining members."

"There are about nine new members who will be taking to the stage of the Community Theatre for the first time," he said. "It is great to see so many new faces grace the stage."

He also emphasized there are a limited number of seats remaining for the performances, which typically sell out, and all tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $25, which includes a buffet dinner along with the show, and may be purchased by calling Lisa Beyers at 442-6909.

The dinner buffet will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the show to begin at 7:20 p.m., each evening.

The phone number for tickets/reservations, may also be used to inquire about additional information about the theater, upcoming performances or to request a brochure and information about season ticket options.


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The handbell choir is made up of members from Brazil First United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church.

-- Posted by robbiem51 on Mon, Jan 25, 2010, at 11:50 AM


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