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Spoken 4 brings gospel singing to Sun City Center

The Spoken 4 Quartet — Brandon Britton, left, Jon Charles Taggart, Steven Hickinbotham and Cecil Stringer — will perform Friday.

Spoken 4

The Spoken 4 Quartet — Brandon Britton, left, Jon Charles Taggart, Steven Hickinbotham and Cecil Stringer — will perform Friday.

SUN CITY CENTER — The Spoken 4 Quartet will perform Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W.

The group, Jon Charles Taggart, Cecil Stringer, Brandon Britton and Steven Hickinbotham, promises a unique sound that pays homage to gospel music traditions. Taggart and Stringer left full-time jobs in 2006 to devote their energies to singing and spreading their Christian message.

According to the group's website, Spoken 4 talks about what's happening in today's society, but doesn't deliver a partisan message.

"It's not about being a Republican or a Democrat," Stringer says on the site. "It's about being a Christian. It's about being responsible with the opportunities that God has given us."

A $5 donation is requested.

The church will also present the SouthShore Symphony Orchestra in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday. The orchestra will perform "The Symphony: Defined and Dissected" beginning with Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 103 in E-flat major, followed by single movements of symphonies by Schubert, Prokofiev and Beethoven.

Tickets for the orchestra show are $15 and may be purchased at the church office or at the door.

For information, contact director of worship arts Jeff Jordan at (813) 634-2539.

Times staff

Spoken 4 brings gospel singing to Sun City Center 03/05/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:27pm]
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