Special to Iredell Free News

The Gospel Voices’ unique blend of Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, and Appalachian Mountain Gospel provides a tradition of music and singing that is truly special. To accomplish this unique blend, the Gospel Voices feature a full band with various string instruments and Southern-style piano playing by Matthew Weaver, a consecutive, multiple-year N.C. Piano Champion.

This four-part male quartet provides harmony that will bring back many special memories as Clay Lunsford, president of the North Carolina Thumb and Finger Style Guitar Players Association Inc., continues to amaze listeners with his God-given musical talents.

The Gospel Voices have continued to minister over the past 50 years at churches, festivals, and concert events within the Southeast and will be appearing at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, at Statesville Friends Meeting, located at 441 Walnut Street in Statesville.

The chapel was built in 1871 and was originally Holy Cross Episcopal Church and then shortly after forming, the name changed to Trinity Episcopal. The building was purchased by Statesville Friends Meeting in 1966 and has been active as both a programmed and an unprogrammed Quaker Meeting since then.

This Sunday’s Gospel Voices concert is presented by Piedmont Folkways and is the second in a concert series matching gospel and sacred music with our historic church buildings in downtown Statesville.

This is a free concert and reserved seating is available. Donations will go to support The Gospel Voices music ministry.

Piedmont Folkways is a 501-C3 nonprofit, formed in 2018, to increase public awareness and access to regional traditional music, folk tales, stories, and historical events.

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