The Hancock Singers reunite to sing African-American spirituals in honor of Black History Month.
Black History Month performance features gospel singers
The Hancock Singers, a gospel quartet of siblings, will perform during Black History Month celebrations atFirst Baptist Church of Kansas City, MO on Sunday, February 23, 1:30 pm, in the church’s sanctuary. They will sing old Negro Spirituals as well as gospel favorites The concert is free.
The Hancock Singers consist of three brothers and one sister: Debra Lee (who has released two albums), Glen Hancock, Michael Hancock and Leonard Barbee. The Hancocks have been singing before audiences since they were youngsters in the early 60s. Barbee, who is a member of First Baptist, says he has been singing since he was 8 years old. He is the oldest. “Our grandmother and mother taught us to sing,” he recalls. The group dedicated their 1980 album “Lord Touch Me Jesus” to their grandmother who died in 1967.
The concert is pen to the public. A free-will offering will be taken. Dr. Stephen Jones, co-pastor of the church, stated, “We invited the Hancock Singers to perform for us two years ago and people were on their feet expressing their enjoyment and appreciation for this family of singers.”
First Baptist Church of Kansas City is a racially-integrated congregation located at 100 West Red Bridge Road at Wornall Road.