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THE THIRD SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES
Christ Episcopal Church
ZION HARMONIZERS TO PERFORM IN THIRD SUNDAY SERIES
The Third Sunday Concert Series at Christ Episcopal Church in Covington will host the world acclaimed Zion Harmonizers on Sunday, January 18 at 5 p.m.
Celebrating 75 years of harmonizing, the Zion Harmonizers is the oldest active quartet in New Orleans, tracing its roots back to 1939 when the group was formed in the Zion City community. They performed in virtually all of the major gospel concerts that came to New Orleans during the ‘40’s, ‘50’s, ‘60’s, throughout the ‘90’s and until today. In honor of their 75th anniversary, the group released a new CD, “Bringing in the Sheaves,” in the Spring of 2014.
Although they usually perform at small venues in and around New Orleans, they are known internationally. According to Brazella Briscoe president of the group, their music uplifts the heart and satisfies the soul as they glorify the Lord through their Southern Gospel sound. It pleases them when the audience claps and sings along.
Members of the group are Brazella Briscoe, Sr., Lead Vocals; William Briscoe, Sr., Bass Guitar; Prof. J. B. Warrick, Keyboards/Organ; Willie Williams, Guitar/Vocal Bass; Franklin Smith, Baritone Vocal; Marion Chambers, Jr., 1st. Tenor Vocal; Benjamin Francois III, 2nd. Tenor vocal; and Charles Harris, Drums.
All concerts in the Third Sunday Concert Series begin at 5 p.m., are free and open to the public, and are followed by a reception where the audience may meet the performers. Christ Church is located at 120 S. New Hampshire Street, Covington, at the entrance to Bogue Falaya Park.