Gospel music lovers in the area likely know Larry Chason. He’s been singing old Southern gospel in the Carolinas since 1996. On Dec. 3 Chason is set to host a Southern Gospel Christmas Sing at Eureka Baptist Church. Chason will perform, as will Triumphant Quartet. Come ready to embrace the true meaning of Christmas and leave blessed.
“It will be all Christmas music,” said Chason. “We want to get people in the Christmas spirit. We really need to know real meaning of Christmas and that is just what this music does — it shares the meaning of Christmas.”
Chason started singing in church when he was just five years old. He’s been singing quartet music since he was 16. He performed with the Lighthouse Boys for several years and has recorded five projects with Milton Smith and Wesley Pritchard of Millwest Studios in Fayetteville. Chason has sung and promoted with many well-known Southern gospel performers including Anchormen, Dove Brothers, Dixie Melody Boys, Steele Family, Quinton Mills, and local groups Jay Stone Singers, the Tylers, Pierce Family, Rapture-Road Quartet and Lucy Hemingway.
Chason’s website, lighthousemusicministry.com, explains his love of music and his “passion for lost souls and desire to minister through song and testimony.”
Triumphant Quartet has 19 albums, including a 2009 Grammy Award nominee — Everyday. Their first album was released in 2003. The group started in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., where the four friends performed at the Louise Mandrell Theater daily from 2003 to 2008. That’s when they started touring.
A consistent fan favorite in the gospel music industry, Triumphant not only delivers great music, the group is lively and engaging on stage.
“This is a national quartet that travels cross the U.S.” said Chason. “A couple of the members have been involved with singing groups in Dollywood and other well-known groups. Something people may not know is that one of the members is from North Carolina. David Sutton — he is from Raleigh.”
Admission to the Southern Gospel Christmas Sing is free, although there will be a love offering to assist the singers with their ministries. “These guys are professionals,” said Chason. “This is how they make their living.”
The event starts at 6 p.m. and is at Eureka Baptist Church, which is located at 1591 Eureka Drive. For more information, call 818-9769. Find out more at about Chason at lighthousemusicministry.com. Find out more about Triumphant Quartet at http://www.triumphantquartet.com.