STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for
Exceptional Parents) today announced the organization will host its second
annual “Lighting up the Season with Music”,
a holiday benefit concert, on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Bartlett United Methodist Church located
at 5676 Stage Road in Bartlett. The evening’s festivities will begin at 5:30 pm
and will feature, a myriad of musical artists as Memphis retro soul artist,
Nick Black, The Memphis Chinese Choir, conducted by Sean Pan, the Greater
Purpose Choir, conducted by Wendell Weathers, Jr., Randy Harris and the
Anointed Gifted Singers of Memphis, and soloists Winston Meriwether and Frank
Phillips. The highlight of the concert
will be the University of Mississippi Gospel Choir, the first collegiate choir
to sign with a major record label, Malaco Records, in Jackson, Mississippi, and
the first to receive the prestigious honor of being nominated for a Grammy
award in 2001 for its album entitled Send Up the Praise. This unique evening of
gospel and holiday sounds will be coordinated by event music director, Darryl
Sanford and his hand picked band, including saxophonist Josiah Taylor. Also performing will be Cuban singer/ songwriter
Alexis White, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata SMB Venezuelan Band, and the Herencia
Hispana Ballet Folklorico Latin American Folk Dancers.
Memphian Deborah Thomas, a Mid-South star,
mother, grandmother, gospel singer, and actress
will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. She is a member of Christ Missionary
The event’s proceeds will benefit STEP, Inc.,
a non-profit organization whose vision is to ensure a brighter future for
children and youth in Tennessee, with an emphasis on those with disabilities,
special health care needs, and mental health needs. The public is invited to share
this night celebrating the gifts of music, community, and exceptional children.
Event admission is by donation at the door. Suggested donation is $10. Children
and youth free with adults.
For more information call Karen Harrison, STEP
Executive Director at 423-639-0125, ext. 11 or Linda Taylor, STEP West TN Board
of Directors Member at 901-649-9624.
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