Master Peace Quartet makes first Rochester visit

By on December 2, 2019

Every September Bob and Joyce Spamer of Spencerport, founders of Southern Gospel N.Y. Inc., go to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, to the National Quartet Convention to find groups to bring in to minister to the people in the Rochester and surrounding area. This year was no different, and they are bringing a group called Master Peace Quartet all the way from Georgia to perform on December 7.   

Master Peace Quartet

Master Peace Quartet

Master Peace Quartet began from the desire of three friends to uplift their Lord and Savior, Jesus in song.  Anthony Patton, Bill Worley and Barry Minish have been friends longer than any want to admit.  Anthony and Bill sang together in another quartet several years ago and Barry was the business manager for that group. In late 2013 and early 2014 they began contacting others to sing the baritone and tenor parts, and on April 26, 2014, the Master Peace Quartet performed their first concert. The group has performed with many notable gospel artists and has received Crimson Music Awards.

Lead singer Anthony Patton has been singing and playing in church most of his life. He comes from a rich heritage of singers, musicians, and preachers. Tenor Brian Etheridge has always loved music and began singing at church in the choir, solos, duets, and even “scrap iron” quartets. He has always had a love for true harmony. Bill Worley began singing bass for an all male quartet at the age of 16 and his lifelong dream is to be a small part of something exactly like Master Peace Quartet. Baritone David Hill fell in love with Gospel music in the mid-90s when he saw Gold City in concert. Right away, he knew he wanted to sing in a quartet.

Master Peace Quartet will perform on Saturday, December 7, 6 p.m., at Grace Church of the Nazarene, 2924 Union Street South, Rochester. A Christmas Meet and Greet Cookie Reception will follow the concert. No tickets are needed. A $10 donation will be received at the door; $5 for ages 16 to 20, and free for youth 15 years and younger. For information, call 329-3840.

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