By Zach Collier
Next Friday, Downtown Provo’s Rooftop Concert Series will come to a close. True to tradition, Rooftop is welcoming the folk-gospel revival band The Lower Lights to the stage. The Lower Lights have played every year since the concert series began in 2010.
A well established performing group, The Lower Lights have released six albums over the course of their seven years together: A Hymn Revival Volumes 1-3, Come Let Us Adore Him, Sing Noel, and B-Sides from A Hymn Revival Vol. 2. Artists like Paul Jacobsen, Brooke White, Stephanie Mabey, Mindy Gledhill, Debra Fotheringham, Dustin Christensen, and Fictionist’s Robbie Connolly, Aaron Anderson, and Stuart Maxfield are but a few of the names that make up the thirty member band. June Audio’s Scott Wiley and Nate Pyfer also double as band members and producers.
Joining The Lower Lights is the Salt Lake City Mass Choir. The group’s mission is to “Make God Famous” by providing Utah with something it’s not necessarily known for: great, soulful gospel music. The diverse, multi-generational group was first conceived by director Timothy Drisdom in 2010 on a bus in China as Drisdom was pursuing a career in professional basketball. He felt impressed to give up his career plans and focus on his faith, which led him back to Salt Lake City to gather over 100 people to audition for the new choir. The choir has one full-length release so far: their debut album, All Praise.
With the energetic folk-gospel melodies of The Lower Lights and the powerful soul of the Salt Lake City Mass Choir, Rooftop Concert Series is sure to close 2016 with a bang. The concert will be held Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at Nu Skin Plaza on 100 W Center Street in Provo. The show starts at 7:30PM. Free admission.
Make sure to like The Lower Lights and Salt Lake City Mass Choir on Facebook. You can watch The Lower Lights’ 2011 Rooftop Concert Series performance of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” below.