Brothers In Harmony To Honor Rodeheaver Legacy Feb. 26

February 15, 2024 at 1:20 a.m.
The Brothers in Harmony, a 25-voice local men’s chorus, will present “An Evening With the Brothers in Harmony” on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel of Grace Retirement Village on Wooster Road in Winona Lake. Photo provided.
The Brothers in Harmony, a 25-voice local men’s chorus, will present “An Evening With the Brothers in Harmony” on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel of Grace Retirement Village on Wooster Road in Winona Lake. Photo provided.

By Staff Report

WINONA LAKE - The Brothers in Harmony, a 25-voice local men’s chorus, will present “An Evening With the Brothers in Harmony” on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel of Grace Retirement Village on Wooster Road in Winona Lake.
The program is free and open to the public, according to a provided news release.
In addition to a number of seasonal sacred numbers related to Passion Week and Easter, the program will also feature a special legacy salute to the late Homer Rodeheaver, who was a Winona Lake resident until his death in 1955. Rodeheaver, a titan in the world of gospel music publishing and recording, was also for 20 years the platform songleader and choir director for the crusades of evangelist Billy Sunday,

    Pictured is Homer Rodeheaver. Photo provided.
 
 


stated the release.

Though not a prolific composer himself, Rodeheaver was able to purchase poems and song texts from a wide variety of writers, put them to music and then record them, stated the release. His Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Publishing Company, which was headquartered in Winona Lake’s Westminster Hotel, at one time was the largest gospel music publisher in the country, with more than 6,000 copyrights under its direction. Any given hymnal published in the 20th Century would have 100 to 200 Rodeheaver copyrights included.
Feb. 26’s program will feature some of Rodeheaver’s best-known hymns and gospel songs, some sung by the chorus and others presented as instrumental or vocal solos.
Brothers in Harmony was founded by Tiberius Rata and includes additional directors and accompanists for the group including Jim Cox, Bill Schaffer, Terry White and Kyle Garner.

WINONA LAKE - The Brothers in Harmony, a 25-voice local men’s chorus, will present “An Evening With the Brothers in Harmony” on Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel of Grace Retirement Village on Wooster Road in Winona Lake.
The program is free and open to the public, according to a provided news release.
In addition to a number of seasonal sacred numbers related to Passion Week and Easter, the program will also feature a special legacy salute to the late Homer Rodeheaver, who was a Winona Lake resident until his death in 1955. Rodeheaver, a titan in the world of gospel music publishing and recording, was also for 20 years the platform songleader and choir director for the crusades of evangelist Billy Sunday,

    Pictured is Homer Rodeheaver. Photo provided.
 
 


stated the release.

Though not a prolific composer himself, Rodeheaver was able to purchase poems and song texts from a wide variety of writers, put them to music and then record them, stated the release. His Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Publishing Company, which was headquartered in Winona Lake’s Westminster Hotel, at one time was the largest gospel music publisher in the country, with more than 6,000 copyrights under its direction. Any given hymnal published in the 20th Century would have 100 to 200 Rodeheaver copyrights included.
Feb. 26’s program will feature some of Rodeheaver’s best-known hymns and gospel songs, some sung by the chorus and others presented as instrumental or vocal solos.
Brothers in Harmony was founded by Tiberius Rata and includes additional directors and accompanists for the group including Jim Cox, Bill Schaffer, Terry White and Kyle Garner.

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