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Christian group brings sound of harmony to Oklahoma City

The Christian recording group Acappella will perform in a 30th anniversary concert Oct. 7 at Oklahoma Christian University.
by Carla Hinton Published: September 29, 2012
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The current Acappella group is shown in this photograph. Photo provided

Q: What made you stick with it?

A: Primarily, the feedback from the audiences. We started to realize the kind of impact music can have on people's lives. They liked the sound and the harmonies. We would do all the preparations for the tours, and once we got on stage, we would see people's reactions. It motivated us.

Q: You come from a Church of Christ background. I know most Church of Christ churches do not use musical instruments during worship services. Did coming from that background help you?

A: That was my church heritage — an a cappella heritage. I was surrounded by it all the time, so you recognize all the harmonies.

Q: How did you find that first group?

A: I grew up in Tennessee, and I would travel to different events. I found 75 percent of the first Acappella at the Tulsa Fairgrounds.

Q: What is Acappella like now?

A: We have a group that has a fabulous sound, and they really do our whole a cappella sound proud. They're bringing that to a whole new generation. My son, Anthony Lancaster, who is a student at OC, is part of the current group.

Q: What can you tell about the upcoming concert?

A: It will include the current Acappella group and people who have been part of the group over the years. We call them “Acappella Classic.” We have guys coming in from places like Texas, California and Tennessee. It's going to be a great time.

by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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