January 25, 2023
Award-winning gospel group The Isaacs will bring their family harmonies and unique sound to Pearl River Community College. The concert will be held on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. inside the state-of-the-art Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts in Poplarville.
Selections from The Isaacs cover a variety of musical styles including bluegrass, country, and gospel. Fan favorite songs over the years include “Stand Still”, “Sweet Holy Spirit”, “From the Depths of My Heart”, and “Through it All.” Their newest album, “The American Face,” was released in fall of 2021.
“We are thrilled to host the Isaacs,” said Dr. Trevor Hunt, Fine Arts and Communications, Chair/Brownstone Center, Director. “The world-renowned group has been in the business for over 50 years and has received numerous awards and industry recognition.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the college and community to enjoy an evening of outstanding music in their backyard.”
Tickets for the concert are $17 for balcony seating and $22 for orchestra seating. They can be purchased at prcc.edu/brownstone/events. A $5 per ticket discount is available for groups of 11 or more.
ABOUT THE ISAACS
Known as a bluegrass Southern gospel group, The Isaacs have performed for over 50 years. The group is comprised of matriarch Lily Isaacs and her three children, Ben Isaacs, Sonya Isaacs Yeary, and Becky Isaacs Bowman. They were officially inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry on September 14, 2021. In 2020, they were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Collectively, they have won 19 Dove Awards and had three albums receive GRAMMY nominations in the Best Roots Gospel Album category. They have performed the National Anthem at many professional sporting events and have been invited to perform on many gospel, bluegrass and country artist albums and stages.
The Isaacs formed a non-profit organization called The Isaacs Foundation that blesses the less fortunate in America. They also have a branch called the Fishman Isaacs Israel Initiative that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to bless Israel, specifically Holocaust Survivors, Israeli “Lone” Soldiers and orphans.
FUTURE BROWNSTONE EVENTS
The spring semester offers audiences several opportunities to experience PRCC student talent.
Spring Variety Show — Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.
12 Angry Jurors — Mar. 30 & 31 at 7 p.m.
Broadway to Brownstone — April 13 at 7 p.m.
JazzCats & The Voices — April 20 at 7 p.m.
Brownstone Backstage is an initiative that empowers individuals to offer support for the performing arts in their community. By joining Brownstone Backstage, you help our students create the best possible performances in the area, maintain the beauty and elegance of the facility, and attract artists from all over to come and perform on the Brownstone stage.
You can join at prcc.edu/brownstone/membership/.
Article by Laura O’Neill