Members of the Singing Men of North Central Texas have begun to make plans for a mission trip to Hungary and Romania next year with international evangelist Michael Gott.
The Texas Baptist church musicians will perform at a major public hall and at several churches in both countries, said Don Blackley, director of the Singing Men of North Central Texas.
The Singing Men will join Gott in Budapest, Hungary, April 29 to begin the 2019 mission tour. Concerts are planned in Budapest, Debrecen and Szeged, among other possible locations in Hungary. In Romania, the Singing Men will perform in Oradea and Timisoara.
The North Central chapter of the Singing Men of Texas began its partnership with Gott 10 years ago, when they traveled together to the Czech Republic and Austria, where the group performed six concerts.
In the past decade, the choral group made multiple trips to Ukraine. In 2015, the Singing Men performed at eight venues in western Ukraine, and more than 14,000 people heard gospel messages.
Last year, the Singing Men presented concerts in eastern Ukraine, and more than half of the 12,000 who attended made recorded commitments to Christ.
In preparation for the mission trip to Hungary and Romania next year, the Singing Men of North Central Texas will participate in an Aug. 16-17 retreat in Dallas, concluding with a concert at First Baptist Church in Dallas at 7 p.m. Aug. 17.
Some members of the North Central Texas chapter also will join with the five other Singing Men of Texas chapters for a trip to New York City, Oct. 12-17, which includes performances at Times Square and Carnegie Hall.
For more information on the Singing Men of North Central Texas and the group’s partnership with Michael Gott, click here and here to read blogs by John Adams, minister of music at First Baptist Church in Fate.