Gospel “Reaching Out 2” the World (GRO2W): Concert, Raffle and Auction

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Hosted by
University of Oregon Gospel Singers
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
U of O Gospel Singers performing their National Award winning set at the Walt Disney World Gospel Choir Fest in 2011.
Gospel “Reaching Out 2” the World (GRO2W), is a Concert, Raffle and Auction.  It will bring new & upbeat Gospel music LIVE to Beaverton, Oregon.

The concert will take place at Shepherd of the Valley (SOV) Lutheran Church, on Saturday, May 17th at 2pm and 6pm.

Make your reservations online now for the 2pm and 6pm concerts, by clicking here.

  • The Concert will feature the University of Oregon Gospel Singers, a two time National Champion Gospel Choir.  They will be opened by the hosting Shepherd of the Valley Choir.  The music will be high-energy and spiritual in nature, while including movement, intricate harmony and irresistible rhythm that is sure to get you dancing on your feet!  There will be two concerts: 2:00 PM (CHILDCARE AVAILABLE), and 6:00 PM.

  • There will be a Silent Auction before, during and after each concert, with a wide array of items to bid on.  The 6pm concert will also include a Live Oral Auction at Intermission with Alan Cattron.  A complete list of Auction items will be available online here.  Doors will open 30 mins early for the bidding.

  • Finally, the Raffle drawing for five nights at “The Pines Resort” in Sun River, OR will happen at the end of the 6pm Concert.  Raffle tickets are available now and at the event for $5 a piece, or $20 for 5.  Please contact Jim Tabor for more info through music@sovlutheran.com.

GRO2W will help raise necessary funds for the University of Oregon Gospel Singers, two time National Champion Gospel Choir, as they host a four day multicultural Music and Dance event this spring, and support the ministries of SOV.  Last year, the two groups raised over $25,000 for the U of O Gospel Singers to travel to China in what was an unprecedented cultural exchange. They sang on the Great Wall of China and several concert venues to share the gift of uplifting spiritual music with the country.   This year, the U of O Gospel Singers will host a four-day Multicultural Musical Masquerade on the UO Campus, hosting music and dance professionals from around the world to perform and teach about music and dance forms from minority cultures.  Funds raised at the concert will help them cover the costs of housing, food, and other accomodations for the visiting artists.  These are fees that cannot be covered by the University of Oregon. The group must raise $10,000 before the event in late Spring 2014.  

Funds will also contribute to Shepherd of the Valley’s vision of Reaching UP, Reaching OUT and Reaching IN.  More specifically the money will go to support the church’s growing music program (UP), to support the church’s Christian Preschool and offering scholarships to families in need in the community (OUT), and to supporting the recovery of Pastor Randy, who recently suffered a major stroke and is currently on medical leave (IN).

GRO2W will be held at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Beaverton, OR as part of the church’s mission to “reach out” to the community and bless others.

Make your reservations online now for the 2pm and 6pm concerts, by clicking here.

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

17625 NW Cornell Rd.

Beaverton, OR 97006

The U of O Gospel Singers is an auditioned group of 20-25 singers of mixed racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds who gather to study and perform predominantly African-American Sacred music. They travel with a dedicated eight piece band.

The group has sung all over Oregon in many different venues including schools, churches, libraries and the state capitol building.  They are a recognizable performance group in the community, having opened for and performed with such artists and public figures as the Eugene Ballet, Lyle Lovett, Smokie Norful, and Dr. Maya Angelou, to name a few. Recently the group traveled across the country to Orlando, FL where they were back to back National Champions at the Walt Disney World Gospel Choir Fest in 2010 and 2011.  Last year, the group became the first EVER Gospel Choir to travel to China and perform for their audiences.

Taking this gospel music to China was an unprecedented cultural exchange as the people of China were not accustomed to gospel music (sacred music indigenous to the U.S.).”  Andiel Brown, a former Duck football player and alumni of the School of Music and Dance, is their esteemed and fearless director.  The group will be singing at the Great Wall of China, two universities, and a professional performance hall. “We have had the opportunity to do something even greater, something more profound than ever before.”


The event will be open to the public, and tickets should be reserved ahead of time.  Reserve your ticket for the event by clicking above, or email music@sovlutheran.com.

There is a $15 suggested donation per person, or $40 for a family.

Come on out and support the “GROWth” of Gospel music in Oregon!



U of O Gospel Singers sing “The Best is Yet to Come,” by Donald Lawrence at the 2011 Walt Disney World Gospel Choir Fest

U of O Gospel Singers sing “Bless Me,” by Donald Lawrence.

Gospel Singers perform at Walt Disney World’s “Night of Joy” in Orlando, FL.

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