Friday, February 19, 2010
MARIA ATKINS REJOINS REJOICE!
We are excited to announce that Maria Atkins has rejoined REJOICE! after a two-year “hiatus” from the road. Maria was the second soprano singer for the group for a five-year period before having to stop traveling for a time. Maria’s first weekend back with the group was February 13-14, and it was like time must have stood still for the two years she was away. “It just felt so natural to have her on stage with us; it was almost as if she had never left. The spirit in which she delivers a song’s message, as well as her ability to harmonize with other singers puts her in a special class of singers and we are blessed to be back on the road together with our friend,” says Sherri Vestal.
Rejoice! went from being a female trio to being a mixed quartet in September, 2008, when 18-year-old Tyler Vestal joined the group singing the bass part and playing the piano. It has been a treat to watch him grow as a musician and vocalist and see how people have embraced him. He has definitely become quite a crowd favorite!
For more information about Rejoice!, visit their website at www.rejoiceonline.org.