ALBANY — Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music-Georgia Connection will present “Tapestry of Worship” at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at Friendship Baptist Church, 400 Pine Ave., in Albany.
Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music-Georgia Connection started in 2013.
Founder-director Lundy’s music ministry began at age 6 under the tutelage of Carolyn Henry, minister of music at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Thomasville, who also assists him in direction of the group.
While a student in the Thomasville City School System, Lundy was a lead singer with the Thomasville Music and Drama Troupe, led by Fred Allen.
After his 1985 high school graduation, Lundy relocated in Washington, D.C., where he attended Howard University, earning a degree in music business with a concentration in voice.
Lundy is director of fine arts at Reid Temple A.M.E. Church in Glenn Dale, Maryland.
He returned to his home with a vision and determination to launch Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music-Georgia Connection as an extension of the choir he founded in the Washington-Metropolitan area almost 20 years earlier. The group consists of vocalists and musicians from Thomas, Dougherty, Grady, Mitchell, Baker, Lowndes, Fulton, Henry, DeKalb, and Decatur counties.
The choir has been nominated for Stellar Awards, African-American Religious Connection Awards and Washington area music awards.
In August 2006, the vocal group was named Artist of the Year and honored for Album of the Year and Song of the Year for “In the Fellowship,” written by Lundy, at the first En Sound Music Awards. In 2010, they were named Best Gospel Choir at the 25th annual Washington Area Music Awards.
The choir has traveled throughout the country and represented the United States at the World’s Fair in Lisbon, Portugal, and toured the Bahamas, Spain and Italy.
This year’s concert guest, Dottie Peoples, who began singing at an early age, has been a star in the gospel music industry for more than 30 years,
Tickets for the Saturday worship service are $15 each and can be obtained by calling Morris Jones at 229-291-3747 or Michael Bryant at 229-226-1693 or from any member the choir.