Delegates of all ages are headed to the 77th Church of God International General Assembly set for July 30 – August 3, 2018. A key component of any General Assembly is music and this year will be no exception.
The Assembly will be staged at the West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida.
Back by popular demand from 2016 is the Crabb Family who will be featured music during the opening night family celebration on Tuesday, July 31. The Southern gospel group has 16 #1 songs to their credit and they bring a style of music that appeals to all generations.
Joining the Crabb family on stage on Tuesday will be the Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers, a representative ensemble from the world-renowned choir of the same name. The group travels internationally and will sing all manner of music in the style of the choir at the General Assembly.
The Crabb family will return on Wednesday for an encore performance during the evening service with the theme, “Remembering Our Heritage.” Also on Wednesday the featured soloist will be Angela Primm, one of the premier voices of today whose musical history spans genres, continents, and audiences. Ms. Primm will also be a soloist earlier that day at the Faith, Fire, Freedom Women’s Celebration, set for 9:30 a.m. in the Valencia Ballroom at the OCCC. She will be joined at the women’s event by Leslie Ruiz, worship leader from the Strong Tower Church of God who ministers to English and Spanish audiences.
The theme for Thursday night will be the traditional World Missions emphasis and will be highlighted by a Parade of Nations. On Friday, the youth of tomorrow, being called the Jeremiah Generation, will be in the spotlight.
The Voices of Lee, an award-winning a cappella ensemble from Lee University will be a featured group during the Thursday and Friday evening services. On Friday, Brooke Mills Simpson, a Lee University alumna and finalist from the popular NBC talent search, “The Voice,” will be the spotlight soloist.
Three different mass choirs are set to take the stage as well. On the Tuesday night opening service, a choir comprised primarily of Florida-based churches has been in preparation to minister. On Wednesday, a special Lee University Alumni Choir assemble in celebration of Lee University’s 100th birthday this year. Then, on Friday, young voices will ring out with a “Jeremiah Generation” choir.
Leading General Assembly music this year is Danny Murray, director of the Voices of Lee. Murray stated there are more soloists and special music to come, and made special reference to the Thursday night Parade of Nations, a group of hundreds of missionaries and country representatives who will join together in a special musical presentation.
To learn more about the music of the General Assembly, featured speakers, and other aspects, visit ga18.org.