The Japan Mass Choir, a group that ranges up to 1,000 voices and is directed by Kings Mountain native Jett Edwards, will make its first U.S. tour this month. That tour will start in his hometown Saturday and include nine local public events.
Edwards, son of gospel singer Hiawatha Edwards, performed and produced pop and gospel music before going to Tokyo. There he teamed with Jenna, an entrepreneur who runs a gospel music school franchise. They established the Lifeline Records label, and the JMC’s first release (“Powerful”) will come out this month.
Here’s the N.C. schedule. The Monday show will cost $5; all other events will be free.
Saturday: 6 p.m. at Neisler Stage, Walking Track Park, Kings Mountain. Welcoming event with Mayor Rick Murphrey.
Sunday: 11 a.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1303 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte; 3 p.m. at The Park Church, 6029 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte; 5 p.m. at Restoration International, 625 Neal Hawkins Road, Gastonia.
Monday: 9 p.m at 2XSalt Ministry, 1900 Queen City Drive, Charlotte.
July 16: 7 p.m. at Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church, 201 S. Jefferson Ave., West Jefferson.
July 17: “Global Outreach Event” at 6 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 519 W. 19th Ave., Gastonia.
July 19: 11 a.m. at Maiden Chapel Baptist Church, 115 Gibbs Road, Maiden; 6 p.m. at a farewell event at the gazebo at Patriots Park in Kings Mountain.
To learn more about the JMC, go to www.japanmasschoir.com.