WASHINGTON - Grammy award winning artists will lift the spirit of Easter in song Friday night.
Popular local choir GospelFest Ministries is performing at Five Points Washington. The 75 member choir is performing "Saviour." It covers the biblical story of creation to resurrection through song.
Three nationally acclaimed soloists, including a Grammy award winning artist, will sing with the choir. The group usually performs during the Christmas holiday.
This is its first Easter performance.
"They will come away being encouraged, especially as we're coming up on the Easter season just thinking about Christ's death on the cross and resurrection. It's just a great way to get into that mind frame as we're coming up on the Easter season," said director Shawn Degenhart.
Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23 at the door.
Meanwhile at the Peoria Civic Center, thousands of students are turning out for the 2013 Presence Tour. The high-energy, Christian centered weekend is open to preteens and includes concerts, speakers and other activities.
The two day event starts Friday at 6 p.m., and it picks up again Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $69 at the door.