Southern gospel tour in Manito Saturday
Anticipation trio and Danny Funderburk
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[July 10, 2012]
On Saturday, Manito is to be a part of a summer gospel tour
featuring Anticipation, an area trio, and nationally known gospel
singer Danny Funderburk. The event will be at the Forman Center,
beginning at 7 p.m.
Anticipation is a Southern gospel trio from west-central Illinois.
Members are Brian Himmel and his two sons, Brandon and Christopher.
Mixing old-style Southern gospel with newer gospel songs,
Anticipation strives to use the power of song to reach audiences for
Their primary goal is to share a message of hope,
restoration and unconditional love of Jesus Christ. They meet many
hurting people and it is their heart's desire to let everyone know
about our Savior who loves the "unlovable," heals the "hopeless" and
offers the hope of heaven to anyone who seeks him. The trio wants
people to know that no matter who they are, what they've done or
where they've been, Jesus is waiting with love, compassion and
Funderburk, a gospel singer for 34 years, is described on his
website as the most recognizable voice in Southern gospel music. He
has sung with the notable quartets The Singing Americans, The
Cathedrals and Perfect Heart and now brings the love of God to all
through his own trio, Mercy's Way.
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Along with what is considered his most inspirational song, "I've
Just Started Living," Funderburk has brought to gospel music such
exceptional songs as "Whiter than Snow," "Somebody Touched Me" and
"I Can See the Hand."
Funderburk received the Favorite Tenor Award and Male Vocalist
Award three years in a row.
To visit his website,
This gospel tour will begin with a performance in Jacksonville on
Thursday, continue in Quincy on Friday, in Manito on Saturday and
return to Jacksonville for another performance on Sunday.
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