at the Meriden Evangelical Free Church. Often called "St. Louis' First Family of Gospel Music," The Lesters have been sharing the Word through song for four generations.
With more than an 80-year history and numerous albums behind them, the group proudly brings the third & fourth generation to the stage for a sound that is 100% ~ "PURE LESTER."
The Lesters have a rich heritage in Gospel Music, which dates back to 1925. Now, in their third and fourth generation, The Lesters travel over 100,000 miles annually, singing in churches, concert halls, theme parks and state and county fairs across America and Canada.
The Lesters have three family members who have been recognized for their talent, commitment and contributions to Gospel Music. Grandparents Harvey and Bobo Lester and father Herschel Lester all share a place of honor as inductees into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
The Lesters' signature sound is a blend of inspired arrangements and vocal artistry, led by longtime performer Brian Lester. Brian, who also serves as emcee and manager, has been singing with the family since he was four. His vibrant voice and easy rapport with audiences continue to make him a favorite.
Brian's sister, Ginger Pitchers, is also a lifelong performer, having recorded for The Lesters when she was only two. Ginger's smooth alto voice lends style to the group, as do her soul-filled renditions of new and classic gospel hits. She arranges all Lester vocals.
As a fourth generation performer, Jonathan Lester brings a real freshness to the group. Like his father Brian, Jon was "born to sing," performing at a very young age. But he remains inspired by the generations of Lesters who went before him, and by the message of God's eternal grace.
Another fourth generation performer is drummer/Music Director Evan Pitchers. He is the son of Dan & Ginger Pitchers, and like everyone else before him, Evan began performing at a very young age. Now, as an accomplished musician, he is an inspiration to other young people to use their talents for the Lord.
Sound Tech for The Lesters is Dan Pitchers. Dan has been involved in the ministry for more than twenty-five years and he always strives for the "best sound" possible at each venue.
There is no admission charge for the concert, but a free will offering will be received.