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Rivers headlines next Music Live with Lunch

Michael Rivers, a Port Angeles resident, caps the Music Live with Lunch season with a concert on May 20 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sequim.   - Submitted photo
Michael Rivers, a Port Angeles resident, caps the Music Live with Lunch season with a concert on May 20 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sequim.
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The last concert of the Music Live with Lunch series at noon on Tuesday, May 20, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, features singer songwriter Michael Rivers. He will sing several gospel and original compositions, including “What Does the Lord Require of Me?” and “I Am Persuaded.”

Rivers will play the piano and acoustic guitar in accompaniment.

CDs will be available at the concert.

Rivers is best known on the Olympic Peninsula as the director of the Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers. He recalls when the group was nothing more than a few friends regularly gathering around a piano to sing in the basement of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Angles. Now having just finished its 13th season, the group has grown into a ministry that plays for listeners from Clallam Bay to Quilcene.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Rivers started as a Christian singer-songwriter and still tours there every two or three years as a solo artist. He has three solo recordings to his credit and leads worship at a local church.

He and his wife, Nancy, live in Port Angele where they are raising the younger two of their four children.

St. Luke’s is at 525 N. Fifth Ave. The church office is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Advance ticket sales and tickets may be purchased there, or at the door.

Formore information, call  683-4862.

Music Live with Lunch heads into its 24th season in September and runs through May. Founded by Lou and Bill Yandell as an outreach program in the community, these concerts are the third Tuesday of the month, followed by a hot lunch in the parish hall.

 

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