On Easter Friday, March 25,the Accra Conference Center will witness yet another earth smashing gospel music concert – in keeping with an 18-year tradition of rallying the nation behind the cross – commemorating the death and resurrection of Christ.
Event organizers – Harvest Praise Planning Committee have thrilled the Christian community over the years with breath taking theatrical and music ministrations often featuring the nation’s best gospel music talents alongside legendary performances of celebrated international artists.
Moses OK, Tagoe Sisters, Diana Hamilton, Danny Nettey, Andrae Crouch, Kurt Carr, Bob Fitts, Vinesong, Darwin Hobbs and a host of many prolific artists have graced the Harvest Praise state.
Ghana’s undisputed trail blazer in gospel musical concerts, Harvest Praise is set to wow patrons this year with another unforgettable line up – a tight packed duo show – 1:30pm afternoon and 6pm evening sessions both to serve adults and kids of 4 to 12 years.
American Worship Music maestro, Byron Cage takes the center stage to lead patrons in a soulful entrance into the presence of God. Watch out for Ghanaian- American remix of his hits including ‘The Presence of the Lord is here’ and ‘Thou O Lord are the shield for me’.
The nation’s choral heartthrob, Harvest Gospel Choir are also set to lift praise in exhilarating renditions of popular tunes and their very latest single ‘Taking New Territories’. Ministers Selina Boateng and Francis Amoh among other performances will rock local praises in ecstatic dance to set the venue ablaze for God!
The icing on Harvest Praise, HP KIDs introduced 2015 as a compliment program exclusive for kids’ play and learning of Christian content is staging an even bigger and better show this year with international child televangelist Duncan the Donut and Donut Man of Integrity Music fame from the US. There will be lots to share alongside brilliant kids performances inlcuding choreography, drama, etc.
Harvest Praise, an evangelism tool of the Harvest International Ministries have used the program for over a decade to unite the body of Christ – drawing patrons across denominations and reaching out to souls every Easter through the medium of music.
The program is arguably Ghana’s standard for all gospel music concerts – small and large scale – with organizational excellence that still stands unrivalled.
The Chairperson of the Planning Committee, Dr. Gloria Folson who has been hip on fine tuning preps for the all-big event said Ghana must get ready for another “HP styled explosive praise and worship feast especially geared towards drawing on God’s love and protection for the country in preparation for the November 7 polls. Symbolically as we lift our hands to the one sovereign God, we are reminded that what binds us together is stronger than the political ideologies and interests that wedge us apart”.
Tickets are fast selling at various outlets including Sunny fm, Sweet Melodies, Citi Fm, Viasat One and all branches of Harvest Chapel International. A hotline for ticket sales – 0204 772 473 keeps buzzing for prompt delivery in Accra and Tema. The heavily subsidized tickets seeks to provide great family fun and participation. An adult ticket guarantees 1 free HP Kids ticket but with limited stocks – the first to grab walks away the happiest!
The program is ably partnered by Ghana’s best SME bank award winner – Unibank through generous support of other notable brands and powered by Viasat One, Citi FM etc.
All roads indeed lead to the conference center this Easter Friday for yet another history in the making.
Credit: Harvest Praise
Patrons at this year?s Harvest Praise concert held on Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Accra International Conference Centre were full of praise as they uplifted the name of God high through song ministrations.
The 17th edition of this year?s musical concert themed ?Get Your Power On? was successful as two top international artistes steered the show with their unique style and angelic performances.
The annual musical concert had a massive turnout and the audience was excited with the thrilling performances from the artistes.
The show began on time with performances from the Winneba youth choir and Kakra Nartey who gave sweet melodies about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Right after their perfect delivery, Harvest Theater drama group gave a splendid drama performance titled ?Life After Death? which was inspired by the story of Lazarus in the Bible.
The Harvest Gospel Choir thrilled attendees with the rendition of ?God my Savior? and ?Power in the Name of Jesus? by American gospel singer, Tasha Cobbs, sweeping a lot of people off their feet.
This year?s edition had a different style as Nigerian gospel artiste, Nathaniel Bassey exploded as usual with his astounding performance of his popular worship song, ?Immela? among other hits from his music collection. His peculiar and soulful trumpeting set the atmosphere into a mood of worship.
After ministration by the president of Harvest International Ministry, Mr. Fritz Odonkor, another Nigerian artiste, Uche was ushered in to perform his English and traditional gospel songs which got everyone off their seats.
The annual Harvest Praise event is the brainchild of Harvest International Ministries, used as a contemporary evangelical tool to extend the gospel, the love and healing grace of God.
The 2015 Harvest Praise was an awesome and eventful moment which will go down in the history of the show as the best ever held throughout the years.
All is set for ‘Harvest Praise 2014’, which certainly promises a blend of old and contemporary local and foreign gospel music and the expectation can justifiably be raised with high profile bill.
The much-awaited historic gospel musical concert would take place on this Friday, April 18 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
All in all, Good Friday is set to explode with one of the greatest gospel music events in the history of Ghana, and one cannot afford to miss the experience as the guest artiste, Kurt Carr and Harvest Gospel Choir, would mount up the stage to give Christians the best of gospel music.
This year’s event would serve as a gospel musical platform for both local and international artistes, to display elements of distinct modern harmonies and singing styles found in urban contemporary.
Artistes to perform at ‘Harvest Praise 2014’ musical event organised by the Harvest Chapel International are the Harvest Theatre, Nana Folson with the lead song ‘God is Good’, Deacon Yaw Antwi Dadzie with ‘Apple of My Eye’, and the good old Daughters of Glorious Jesus.
Organizers of the annual Easter gospel musical concert Harvest Praise are upbeat about this year’s program come 29th March, Easter Friday with the exceptional content and side attractions it has offered over the 14years its been running successfully.
With a star studded list of the industry’s top performers including African American gospel music sensation ‘Darwin Hobbs’, reigning contemporary local gospel music swag Quessi Oteng, Ohemaa Mercy, Ghana’s gospel rock choral group – Harvest Gospel Choir, who is also the host choir of the event.
Daniel Adjei, chairman of the planning committee believes the most popular calendar event during Easter – Harvest Praise has been accepted as the most patronized and publicized family event for the Christian community. Built around the concept of EASTER with its sacrificial love of Christ and reconciliation of the world unto God, Harvest Praise draws mix crowd from all denominations and also makes concessions for underprivileged members of society to be part of the program. Every year part of proceeds of the program is also donated to orphanages and this year will not be any different.
According to Mr. Adjei the passion for souls is the core inspiration for the high energy, diligence and commitment that goes into organizing the program at a heavily subsidized rate – this marks it apart from all other events. This he says is actually the reason why the Harvest International Ministries created the concept which has since being adopted by many event organizers.
The venue for this year’s Harvest Praise, Accra Conference Center is set with high precision prep work to host the music feast lovers of gospel will be treated to. All time favorite – Darwin Hobbs is expected to climax the event with his hit songs including ‘He is able’, ‘my life is available to you’ etc. Quessi Oteng will certainly rock and thrill fans to his number one track ‘God dey bless me ohhhh’!
Mr. Adjei announced that the event will be in two packages 2-5pm for the early birds and 6-9pm for those loving the night sensation! All two shows have tickets selling at 30cedis for single, 50cedis for double and 80cedis for three. 0544 100 103 is the ticket delivery man’s number for mobile sales. Organizers are promising lots of side attractions to keep the energy thumbing up and lots to drink and cheer.