Quartet celebrates first CD release

SYCAMORE – Men’s gospel quartet Good News! will celebrate the release of its first CD with a concert and CD signing party on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Sycamore United Methodist Church. The concert will be followed by a CD signing party and refreshments.

The members of Good News! have been singing together for six years. Lanny Sanner is a quality engineer, Jim McCue is the business and finance administrator at SUMC, Joel Maurer is a civil engineer for the city of DeKalb and Doug Elder, the director, is a local government administrator. Ann Elder and Phyllis Horst accompany the group on piano and guitar.

Originally, the group was known as “the men’s quartet from SUMC.” Then one year, they sang an inspiring Christmas song called “Good News.” They knew that was what they wanted to communicate all year long; the good news that Jesus came as a baby, ultimately to die for everyone’s sins. So the name of that song became the name of their quartet, with an added exclamation point.

The quartet has traveled all over northern Illinois to give concerts and lead worship services. They released their first professional recording, “Singing to the Glory of God,” before Christmas, and it has been well received.

Each of the singers will give testimony as part of the Saturday celebration service and concert. After worship, there will be hors d’oeuvres and punch, and the singers will be available to sign any CDs purchased that evening.

Concert and CD Release Party

5 p.m. Jan. 26

Sycamore United Methodist Church
160 Johnson Ave., Sycamore

For information, call 815-895-9113.

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