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Monday January 20th, 2014

Posted at 11:09am

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Multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement on Friday, March 14th at the WFCU Centre.

The Gaither Vocal Band, with all-star line up David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb and Bill Gaither, will share timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favourites embraced by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Few events have the ability unite individuals from all walks of life the way Gaither concerts do.

The WFCU Centre says Bill Gaither has brought the Homecoming Tour into cities worldwide, performing to packed houses with collective attendance figures exceeding 1.1 million people and being ranked among the top concerts for tickets sold worldwide in any music genre during the past decade. Each concert showcases gospel music’s finest talent and draws new listeners with every city. The Tour stop at Windsor will feature the multi-award winning Gaither Vocal Band, and showcase many of the songs included on the recently released, Pure & Simple recording. Joining The Gaither Vocal Band for this special evening will be The Nelons, Charlotte Ritchie, Allison Durham Speer and guitarist, Kevin Williams.

Gaither continues to be delighted by audiences’ response to the concerts, now more than 40 years after he quit his day job as a teacher: “I’ve always said it all starts with a great song, and we are fortunate that each concert includes great songs that have stood the test of time. With all the musical choices that are available now, there is still a special place for the joy and optimism that reside in Gospel music. Good news never gets old.”

Named ASCAP’s Songwriters of the Century, Bill and Gloria Gaither have written more than 700 popular gospel songs throughout their multi-decade career, including favourite standards “He Touched Me,” Because He Lives,” and “There’s Just Something About That Name.” Since 1992, when Gaither began recording the celebrated Homecoming series of DVDs and CDs, most every volume has gone gold or platinum with sales totalling approximately 100 million volumes. The programs appear regularly on television networks around the world.

Tickets for Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band go on-sale Monday January 27th at 10am and can be purchased online at wfcu-centre.com, by phone at 1-866-969-9328 and the Teksavvy Box Office. Tickets start at $31.25 for Adults and $26.25 for seniors and children with special rates for group outings.

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