As friends, Christians, church music leaders and fellow music lovers, Peter Vantine, 33, of Rowley and Eric W. Lindahl
, 37, of Watertown have many things in common.
As part of the concert, the gospel choir and band known as The Choral Majority, also founded by Mr. Vantine and Mr. Lindahl
, will perform.
A few months after One Foundation
formed, Mr. Lindahl
was approached by Lawrence-area clergy with an offer of directing the music for a crusade led by Hispanic evangelist Luis Palau.
"Since Peter and I were partners, we did it together," Mr. Lindahl
...Currently, home base for The Choral Majority is Free Christian Church in Andover, where Mr. Lindahl is full-time minister of worship and music, but the group's members hail from Congregational, Catholic, Episcopal, Hispanic, Assembly of God and other congregations.
"A big part of One Foundation's
and Choral Majority's
mission has been to really foster unity amongst Christians in our area (eastern New England)," Mr. Lindahl
Something else the two organizations have been fostering is a following.Last year's concert, held at Middleton Congregational Church
, attracted a crowd too large for the venue and forced organizers to find a new location.Tonight's show at Masconomet is expected to bring in more than 500.Besides The Choral Majority, tonight's show will feature local and Boston-area talents such as gospel vocalist Billy Pezzulo; Andy Luman of Christian rock group Brother Sun; Mr. Lindahl and his wife, Robin Allison Lindahl; and other One Foundation artists such as pop and country singer Alice Fraleigh, rhythm and blues performer Emily Powers and the Celtic-influenced Lynde Weston.