On Saturday, Nov. 4, Fourth Street United Methodist Church, 551 S. Fourth St. in Aurora, will host a gospel music concert by the Dysart family of Macon, Mo., at 3 p.m. The public is invited. Admission and parking are free but a freewill offering will be received.
The Rev. Deborah Tinsley Taylor, Fourth Street UMC pastor said, "The Dysarts offer gospel music fans unique, tight family harmonies, with a diverse and powerful selection of music.
"Many songs are written by Kendra and LeWain Dysart, Sr., group founders. The couple's five children -- LeWain II, Lorena, Clayton, Tanner and Logan -- also perform."
Kendra and LeWain II join Lorena and LeWain Sr. for close family quartet harmonies, trios and duets. Kendra's rich, smooth lead voice leaves people wanting to hear more, while LeWain II's deep, smooth bass adds that something extra that everyone wants to hear from a quartet.
Lorena adds her rich alto to the mix and LeWain Sr. joins in with the tenor. A concert highlight is when the three younger boys join the family to sing a few songs.
The Dysarts, including their five children, began performing in various venues in 2006 and began releasing projects in 2007.
The family has received several nominations for the Singing News Fan Awards and the Diamond Awards. They saw multiple radio singles rank in the Singing News Charts and other Gospel Music radio charts, reaching the Top 80 and Top 40.
The Dysarts have shared the stage with The Gatlin Brothers, Legacy Five Quartet, The Mark Trammell Quartet, The Talley Trio, The Lesters, Gold City Quartet, Jeff and Sheri Easter, and Tribute Quartet.
The Dysarts' approach to their music ministry incorporates a serious focus on personal relationships with Jesus, their love for each other in the home, and just plain hard work on their music.
The result is blessed times of worship in concert, complimented by a tight family blend that is distinctive to the Dysarts. Original songs from the Dysarts, some fun times, and laughter at dad's stories of life, all add up to an unforgettable concert.
For information, call (630) 897-5257 or visit dysartfamilymusic.com.