We wanted to share a recent press release about our performance this Sunday at Washington Avenue Baptist Church:
At 5pm on May 1st, America’s Got Talent finalists Voices Of Glory will perform at the historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church, located at 1722 North National Avenue, as presided by Sr. Pastor Dr. E. L. Alexander. The event is free though a minimum donation of $10 is requested. Event inquiries can be directed to church representatives at (417) 866-2750.
Additional artists slated to perform include Bishop Kenneth Robinson and Chosen along with Sunday’s Best competitor Dee Dee Jones, and the Missouri State University and Washington Avenue Host choirs.
“To perform for such a noted congregation will be an honor,” said Michael Cole II, age 18 of Voices Of Glory. “We are humbled to sing at Washington Avenue Baptist Church,” he said of the renowned house of worship known to be the oldest African-American congregation in Springfield.
“Understanding our history is important,” said Avery Cole, age 15. “I’m amazed at how committed the congregation was to maintain Washington Avenue Baptist Church,” he said about the brick by brick reconstruction in 2000 to make way for a new science center for Drury University when congregants disassembled and rebuilt the church 200 feet away from its original site.
The Cole brothers along with sister Nadia continue to earn accolades as a result of their critically acclaimed, self-titled CD.
“I’m excited,” said eleven-year-old Nadia Cole. “I can’t wait to sing at Washington Avenue Baptist Church. It’s going to be a blessing to us to perform there.”
VOG knows much about blessings.
It was in July 2005 the siblings received news that their mother Felicia Cole, was left in a coma for 8 months after being hit head-on and seriously injured by a drunk driver. In response to the devastating news, the children sang at her bedside in the hopes that she would recognize their voices.
With her awakening, the talented trio continues to offer encouragement to others as they perform for international audiences.
For more information about VOG, contact Simon Grenouille at (917) 238-9760 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you in Springfield!
Nadia, Avery and Michael II
Voices Of Glory