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Good News Quartet

Good News Quartet

Two-time gold medal winner Mo Rector of San Antonio, Texas, formed the Good News! quartet. The need and the ministry was simple: to make available good, simple, natural, four part a cappella arrangements of Christian hymns and gospel songs, and to help them learn the music by producing cassette learning tapes.

So, in 1985 Mo gathered three other international quartet champion singers and they began singing God's praises. Since then the Good News! has been hosting a Gospel Sing-a-long every year at the annual Barbershop Convention in cities all across the United States and Canada. They began with 150 singers in Hartford, CT., and it has grown to over 1500 enthusiastic singers last year in Salt Lake City, UT. Mo was replaced by Jim Foy as the bass in 1992. The Good News! has produced five recordings containing sixty-two of the world's favorite spiritual songs, all done in the barbershop style. They are now working on their sixth album.

But this quartet is unique in that they travel about 3200 miles to get together for a weekend rehearsal. Their home states border the four sides of our country: California, Minnesota, Florida, and Texas. They worship in four different Christian denominations: Catholic, Evangelical Free, Covenant, and Methodist. They have four ethnic back- grounds: English, Irish, German, and Italian. They sing four voice parts: bass, baritone, lead, and tenor. They won their gold medals in four different quartets in four different years. With all these differences they still agree on many things, especially that Jesus Christ is their personal Lord and Savior. As long as they have breath to sing they will sing His praises.

Group members: Dale Desier, Jim Foy, Jerry Fairchild, Joe Mazzone.

Discography

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Good News Quartet : Gospel 1 Songbook  : 01 Songbook : 

Good News Quartet : Gospel 1 Songbook

Review: The mission of the Good News! Gospel Quartet is to provide music and learning assistance for quartets who want to sing gospel songs in the four-part barbershop style. The songbooks are in four part a cappella arrangements with most having supporting CDs with part-predominant tracks plus full-mix tracks are also available. It is the hope of the Good News! that you will find your mission as a quartet singer, or as a listener, and be enriched and learn with these fine recordings. Complete voice part set includes Tenor, Lead, Bass and Baritone.

Songlist: I Will Sing the Wondrous Story, Wonderful Words of Life, He Keeps Me Singing, There's Something About that Name, In the Garden, Near to the Heart of God, Amazing Grace, Something Beautiful, It Is Well With My Soul, Jesus, Lover of My Soul, Abide With Me, Why Will You Do Without Him

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2829b | 01 Songbook | $11.95 | TTBB | A Cappella Contemporary Christian Arrangements


Good News Quartet : Gospel 2 Songbook : 01 Songbook : 

Good News Quartet : Gospel 2 Songbook

Review: The mission of the Good News! Gospel Quartet is to provide music and learning assistance for quartets who want to sing gospel songs in the four-part barbershop style. The songbooks are in four part a cappella arrangements with most having supporting CDs with part-predominant tracks plus full-mix tracks are also available. It is the hope of the Good News! that you will find your mission as a quartet singer, or as a listener, and be enriched and learn with these fine recordings.

Songlist: When We All Get to Heaven, The Gloryland Way, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, Wispering Hope, Just Over in the Gloryland, Standing on the Promises, To God Be the Glory, Were You There, Christ Arose, Softly and Tenderly, Just As I Am, Without One Plea, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, Beneath the Cross of Jesus, Rock of Ages, God Be With You 'Til We Meet Again

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2831b | 01 Songbook | $11.95 | TTBB | A Cappella Contemporary Christian Arrangements


Good News Quartet : The Heart Of Christmas - Songbook : 01 Songbook : 

Good News Quartet : The Heart Of Christmas - Songbook

Review: The mission of the Good News! Gospel Quartet is to provide music and learning assistance for quartets who want to sing gospel songs in the four-part barbershop style. The songbooks are in four part a cappella arrangements with most having supporting CDs with part-predominant tracks plus full-mix tracks are also available. It is the hope of the Good News! that you will find your mission as a quartet singer, or as a listener, be enriched and learn with these fine recordings.

Songlist: Deck The Halls, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Coventry Carol, While Be My Sheep, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, O Little Town Of Bethleham, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Silent Night, Away In A Manger, Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head, Angels We Have Heard On High, When Christ was Born OF Many Free, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, Bring A Torch, Jeannette Isabella, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Here We Come A-Wassailing, O Holy Night, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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5490b | 01 Songbook | $11.95 | TTBB | A Cappella Christmas Arrangements Male Voices

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