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Gloryland Gospel Band will share gospel and old time music Sunday

by Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer

Do you enjoy gospel and old time music? If so, this Sunday’s summer concert by the Gloryland Gospel Band will be just your thing.

The band performs at 6:30 p.m. at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion St.

The group originated in 1998 and its 15 musicians share gospel and old time music. They began as a gospel band singing for worship services at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. The Gloryland Gospel Band was formed in 2004 and now sings for people in the south and southwest suburbs. Thy have two CDs – “I’ll Fly Away” and “I love to Tell the Story.”

Initially, they learned Elvis Presley’s gospel tunes. It has also been influenced by the Gaither Gospel Family songs and traditional hymns.

They have played different venues with one of their favorites being ForEver Friends Club, a Christian organization committed to helping people with disabilities through friendship and ministry development. Other venues include senior homes, Prairie Home Companion, Mall of America, veterans hospitals and the Crossroad Chapel at the Minnesota State Fair. Church services have also been very popular.

The last summer concert Aug. 31 is the Kyle Tennis Jazz Trio. This smaller group is part of the larger Riverside Swing Band and plays mostly jazz music.

The summer concerts are sponsored by the Hastings Concert Association with support from businesses and individuals.