Inaugural KCAL Gospel Showcase next weekend

Published 11:15 am Thursday, February 28, 2019

For those who enjoy Gospel music, next Friday in Jessamine County holds an event you don’t want to miss.
The inaugural KCAL Gospel Showcase will take place at 7 p.m. March 8 at the Jessamine Christian Church, located at 130 Courchelle Drive. Admission is free, however, a love offering will be accepted to benefit the handicapped playground at City/County Park.
“A member of our KCAL Old Time Radio group, Roger Garrison, first mentioned the idea of having a kind of a gospel concert,” KCAL Producer Doug Fain said. “Not only would it provide entertainment, but we could maybe tell a new audience about our old-time radio plays.”
Fain said he had in his mind the idea to put together a “Gaither Homecoming” concert where many singers would perform Gospel songs for the audience. First, Fain said KCAL sought out a place to hold the event, and the Jessamine Christian Church agreed to partner with them in their effort. The solo and group performers are people Fain knows, and who agreed to be in the showcase after he went to them and explained the idea.
“After explaining what and why we were doing this they agreed to be a part of the show as a donation to the cause,” Fain said.
One performer, Cindy Rhorer, works with Fain and will perform with two groups, Proverbs 31 and Bethel Christian Senior Blend.
“I have been performing for approximately 25 years,” Rhorer said. “I minored in music at Eastern Kentucky University and continued singing in different Gospel groups. Now, I am also in a Barber Shop Quartet. I have always performed Old Gospel. I just like the Old Time Gospel songs I grew up with at Nicholasville Baptist.”
Rhorer said she hopes a big crowd shows up at the showcase next weekend and many generous donations are given in order to help the efforts of the new playground at City/County Park. She is also looking forward to many different congregations gathering under one roof.
“I think it’s great that we can have so many different congregations under the same roof,” Rhorer said. “I believe great things can happen when we all get together for a good cause.”