Summer Tour Takes Voices to 6 Southern States and the Caribbean
MOBILE, Ala. – The Christian vocal group Voices of Mobile released a new album of worship music on iTunes and started a summer tour that takes the University of Mobile musicians to six southern states and the Caribbean.
“Here in this House” includes fresh, new arrangements of old hymns and popular Christian songs. Songs include the hymns “Come Thou Fount” and “I Surrender All,” and popular tunes “Praise the Lord” and “It’s Still the Cross.”
Highlights include remakes of hits by the contemporary Christian vocal group TRUTH founded by Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Roger Breland, who joined University of Mobile in Alabama as executive director of the Center for Performing Arts and founded Voices of Mobile. Former TRUTH member Greg Wiggins, now an adjunct music instructor at University of Mobile, composed new arrangements of TRUTH favorites “He is Able” and “Potter’s House.”
The title track, “Here in this House,” opens every Voices of Mobile concert. It features Rachel Smith, sophomore vocal performance and worship leadership major from Orlando, Florida, and David Robbins, senior worship leadership major from Eufaula, Alabama.
Breland said the album’s appeal is its authenticity.
“These committed students are more than just a traveling band – they believe what they sing, and their goal is to live what they sing,” Breland said.
A 5-star review on iTunes by Love 2 Worship said, “I absolutely love the emphasis on a large group vocal sound – an ensemble of GREAT singers singing in perfect harmony! The detail in their sound is AMAZING. Cut-offs and dynamics compliment the lush harmonies! I’m a NEW FAN!”
Voices recorded the album on campus in the university’s professional Fisher-Brewer Recording Studio. “Here in this House” was engineered by Jeremy Harford, produced by Roger Breland and Andrew Goodwin, mixed and mastered by Chris Springer, with special arrangements by Greg Wiggins.
“Here in this House” is available on iTunes.
Voices of Mobile travels worldwide, performing concerts in Cuba, China, and throughout the United States from Alaska to Hawaii. The summer 2016 tour takes the 16-member ensemble to Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Tennessee and Mississippi, with a four-day stint in the Caribbean.
Mid-way through the tour, Voices will be back in the Fisher-Brewer Studio to record a Christmas album.
The group is blogging about summer tour at https://voicesofmobile.wordpress.com/
Below are tour dates. Contact the venue for details or check the updated schedule on Voices of Mobile’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VoicesOfMobile/
May 22 – First Baptist, Jonesboro, GA
May 23 – Chick-fil-A headquarters, Woodstock, GA
May 25 – First Baptist, Douglasville, GA
May 27 – Grace Fellowship Church, Greensboro, GA
May 29 – AM – First Baptist, McDonough, GA/PM – Emmanuel Baptist, Blackshear, GA
May 31 – Martin Luther King Museum, Albany, GA
June 1 – Sherwood Baptist, Albany, GA
June 2 – First Baptist, Opp, AL
June 3 – First Baptist, Havana, FL
June 5 – AM – Crossroads Church, Valdosta, GA/PM – Trinity Baptist, Keystone Heights, FL
June 6-9 – Caribbean tour
June 12 – AM – First Baptist, Brandon, FL/PM – New Hope UMC, Brandon, FL
June 13-21 – Recording Christmas album, Fisher-Brewer Studio, University of Mobile
June 26 – West Conroe Baptist, Conroe, TX
July 3 – Grace Baptist, Knoxville, TN
July 6 – Dayspring Community Church, Clinton, MS
July 7 – First Baptist, Gillis, LA
July 8 – Peoples Church, Jacksonville, TX
July 10 – First Baptist, Dallas, TX
July 13 – Shoal Creek Baptist, Deatesville, AL
July 17 – First Baptist, Odessa, TX
About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study, with an 880-acre campus located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama.
For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.