Gospel music set for Wednesday concert at Gobin

Monday, July 12, 2021
Jason Powell to perform for music series Wednesday

Local residents are invited to experience the music of “Jason Powell and Divinity” Wednesday night in a free (donations accepted) 7:30 p.m. concert, the seventh in the 2021 Greencastle Summer Music Festival series, at Gobin Church.

Powell describes the evening as “a night of inspiring praise and worship music, mainly composed of original and popular contemporary Christian and gospel.” Jason will present this evening of spiritual inspiration along with a group of friends from the Indianapolis metropolitan area, including George Tyler (drummer), Will Robinson (bassist) and singers Danielle Davis, Matthew Jackson, Amelia Patterson, Victoria Patterson and Domonique Wickware-Kelly.

“This is going to be an energizing and inspiring evening,” said Eric Edberg, the festival’s founding artistic director, “whether one identifies as religious or not. We are committed to a diversity of musical genres performed by professional musicians of the highest caliber. Last week was an extraordinary gathering of local folk musicians. This week, amazing contemporary gospel music from the Black tradition. Next week, we are back to classical music with the world-traveling Taka Kigawa, then music from Brazil the next. There’s always an opportunity to experience something you haven’t experienced before.”

Jason Powell is an ordained minister, spiritual teacher, musician, singer and songwriter, with a passionate vision for helping people experience a little heaven on earth.

Powell graduated from Christian Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in 2018, and he’s been serving in full-time music ministry since 2005, currently serving as a worship arts minister in Indianapolis, Indiana at LifeJourney Church. He enjoys being the father of two vibrant children, as well as a budding real estate investor in residential housing.

The GSMF concerts are made available through the generosity of individual donors, an endowment at and grant from the Putnam County Community Foundation, a grant from the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau, in-kind donations from the Inn at DePauw, and the “radical hospitality” of Gobin Church and its pastor, Bryan Langdoc.

The GSMF continues next week on Wednesday, July 21 with music by Beethoven and Chopin performed by the brilliant New York-based pianist Taka Kigawa, making his seventh GSMF appearance in a program underwritten by Bill and Lucy Wieland.

This summer’s performances are being shown at 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays on Channel 3 in Greencastle and are available online at greencastlemusic.org.

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