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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How Sweet the Sound -- Northwest Repertory Singers and Total Experience Gospel Choir in Joint Concert June 2-3

It's a good thing Mason United Methodist Church in Tacoma's Proctor District has sturdy walls, because the building will be rockin' with gospel music this weekend. For the first time ever, Tacoma's Northwest Repertory Singers, under the leadership of Dr. Paul Schultz, has invited Seattle's Total Experience Gospel Choir, led by Pastor Patrinell Wright, to join them for what they promise will be a "rip roaring" time. 

You won't want to miss the opportunity to hear this extraordinary concert called "How Sweet the Sound." It takes place on Saturday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 3.

Schultz had this to say about Wright and her approach to the music:

"When I asked Pat for her arrangements we could perform together, she responded that there were no arrangements.  I asked: 'Then where do you get your arrangements?'

She pointed to the heavens, then to her head, then to her heart.  She simply teaches the choir what she has received and processed from above. We invited Pat, and a handful of her singers, to come to an NWRS rehearsal to teach us two songs.  The hour they spent with us was truly amazing and inspiring.  Everything was taught by rote and the five TEGC singers were able to produce more sound than the 50 members of NWRS.  Before they left, they entertained us with a rendition of Steal Away that just rocked!"

Tickets are available online or by calling 253-265-3042. Prices are $18 general admission and $15 for seniors, students and military. Children under 12 are free. Mason United Methodist Church is located at 2710 North Madison Street Tacoma, WA 98407     (253) 759-3539

Please watch the short video below to hear Schultz describe the amazing music you will hear at this concert.

If you didn't have the opportunity to attend the Northwest Repertory Singers' March 10 concert, you can read my review here

"You will hear an array of early American and gospel music that will stimulate your curiosity, challenge your ears, touch your hearts," Schultz says, "and fill your souls with an exuberance resulting in the tapping of toes and the clapping of hands. 

"May you also experience an appreciation and understanding of love working through the power of music, transforming our lives for an hour, a year, or a lifetime."

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