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Brothers in song: CrossWind debuts new album in concert

The Mirror

CrossWind, a musical singing trio with Federal Way roots, will be joined by the Total Experience Gospel Choir of Seattle in a performance next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at New Heart Worship Center in Federal Way.

Tickets for the show, in which the trio will perform songs from its second album, “Second Wind,” are available at (253) 347-5050 and crosswindguys@hotmail.com.

CrossWind released its first album, “Manic Faith,” five years ago. Since then, the group has sung at 45 churches and on radio and international television. Along the way, it has contributed thousands of dollars to charities, including American Red Cross, Catholic Community Services, Federal Way Caregivers Network and Relay for Life.

The group’s members –– all of whom grew up together singing and graduated from Federal Way High School –– are Andrew T. Miller, a composer and pianist whose musical theater works include “The Prodigal,” which is headed for a New York City debut next year with a cast including Josh Groban; Robert McPherson, an international opera singer who has sung in England, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain and United Arab Emerites; and Roy Wilson, a pop singer who once toured New Zealand and Australia with another group.

Total Experience Gospel Choir has gained acclaim nationally and internationally.

In 1989, the choir became the first African-American choir to perform in the Mormon Tabernacle, singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City, Utah. It also has sung in churches and other religious establishments, plus schools and festivals.

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