Oceanside CA– Get ready to clap your hands and maybe shout a couple of ‘Halleluias”! “Give Me That Old Time Religion” is the second music event of this year’s 14th Annual OMFest, the Oceanside Music Festival. It will be held at 1st Christian Church, Sunday Oct 19, 1:00 p.m. The concert will feature three dynamic groups, each singing gospel in their unique way. “Through the Storm Gospel Chorus, sings to bring awareness of the poverty and injustice in today’s world, and remains inspired to “build dreams through music.” Led by choral director Kenneth Bell and pianist April Snyder, Through the Storm has been called to make a difference in this world, one concert at a time. The group is composed of professional and avocational singers. They have sung for numerous churches and social justice organizations, including Invisible Children, Interfaith Community Services, Hurricane Katrina victims, World AIDS Day, Darfur Sudan refugees, Camp Pendleton recruits, and literacy campaigns.
The “Calvary Christian Ensemble” is part of Calvary Christian School in Vista. Under the direction of Ron Bargar the Ensemble has received Honors Status for the last seven years from ACSI’s yearly Musicale Festival. They have performed both locally and internationally in many different venues. This year, the choir has been asked to perform in May at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. They perform traditional and contemporary gospel.
Mo and Those Other Guys featuring ‘Mo & John Mullin & Jim Underwood, will offer bluegrass & country gospel with a mix of traditional, spiritual & original music. “We love the old time music that reflects the values of this great country & love to keep these tunes alive.” Mo, performer & songwriter, received a degree in music composition from The “Grove School of Music” & plays multiple instruments in addition to vocals. John received his music degree from Music Institute in L A & enjoys playing stand up bass in the old timey style in addition to contemporary music stylings. Jim, an extraordinary “Jack of all trades” plays multiple instruments adding sparkle to the music. He has a long history in the music industry, writes music for Nashville & teaches songwriting techniques for the Nashville Songwriters Association.