The Ninety-fifth State Annual Singing Convention will be held Friday, June 26, Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28, 2015, in the “Singing Grove,” a beautiful city park at 400 East Main Street in Benson, North Carolina.
Gold City Quartet will be this year's special guest performing on Saturday at approximately 7:00 p.m. Formed in 1980, many bands since have tried to copy their style and sound. In their own words the band has enjoyed, "a stellar career with numerous number one songs, fan and industry awards, and prestigious honors... yet remains down-to-earth, grounded in their southern roots, and committed to continuing their mission of delivering power-packed four-part harmonies and singing songs that are meaningful, entertaining, inspiring, and uplifting."
The group includes bass singer Chris West, baritone Daniel Riley, lead singer Chip Pullen, and tenor Robert Fulton. The dynamic vocal range lends itself to a vibrant musical sound. Gold City has continually been embraced by radio and their fans, leading to number one songs in each of the last four decades, their most recent being "Peter James and John" in 2012. The Benson Singing Grove will certainly be filled with sound next weekend. For more information on Gold City Quartet, visit www.goldcityqt.com.
A Weekend Full of Song
Adoration Quartet will be opening for Gold City at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night. Many other talented semi-professional and amateur groups will appear during the weekend presented in thirty minute concerts on Friday, June 26, starting at 7 p.m.: Full Reliance, The Hinshaw Family, Master’s Hands, Hearts Song , Trinity Quartet, and The Griffins (order of appearance and times may vary).
Competition is on both Saturday and Sunday with junior and senior groups including duets, trios, quartets, families, and church choirs competing for trophies beginning at 2 p.m. All groups are welcome and encouraged to sing in the contests.
There is no entry fee to compete in the contests. No admission is charged, and people are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. The State Annual Singing Convention, Inc. is a non-profit organization and all officers, directors, and staff are volunteers., www.gospelsingingconvention.org.