Wissmann family to perform at Foothills Community Chapel

Published 10:33 pm Sunday, February 2, 2014

Hailing from the Midwest, the 15-member Wissmann family has spent the past 10 years performing to audiences nationwide with their blend of gospel bluegrass music.

The Wissmanns will perform this Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at Foothills Community Chapel in Columbus.

Featuring Loren, Gloria and their 13 children, each concert is filled with tight vocal harmonies, award-winning bluegrass pickin’ and memorable family moments. Traveling in their 45-foot bus, the Wissmann family annually shares its musical talents with about 200 services each year throughout 35 states, Canada and Mexico.

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Events have ranged from church services to conferences, conventions, county fairs, retirement parks, Christian schools and prison ministry. In 2010 they completed their third Christmas season performing in Branson, Mo.

Filling their home with life and laughter, the 13 Wissmann children range in age from 28 to 4 years old: Rachel, Ruth, Josiah, Bethany, Andrew, Elizabeth, Matthias, Stephen, Hannah, Susanna Alaythia, Nathanael and Charissa. Because of marriage and job responsibilities, three of the older children no longer tour with the family.

Each one of the children is an essential part of each concert, singing in harmonies and playing a wide variety of instruments, including: guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, dobro, harmonica, fiddles, hammered dulcimer, cello, flute and keyboard. The variety and creativity in their musical arrangements entertain audiences.

To the Wissmanns, each concert is about more than musical talent. It’s a showcase for their genuine passion to share the hope and promise found in Jesus Christ. The music and message provide a colorful kaleidoscope, reflecting the joy and purpose found in Christ.

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience these unique elements that make each concert an unforgettable family experience.

Foothills Community Chapel is located at 2720 Landrum Rd., Columbus, N.C. 28722.

– article submitted by Victoria Massey