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Supernatural performances at Kendal Magnifying Him gospel concert

Published:Friday | January 8, 2016 | 1:00 AM

Christians from all over the island descended on the small town of Kendal, just outside Mandeville, and experienced supernatural performances at the 26th edition of the Magnify Him gospel concert.

The Kendal Camp and Convention Centre, host to the concert for the third year running, was filled to capacity as attendees waved their Magnify Him flags, worshipped, danced, and sang along with several of the night's acts.

Magnify Him, a concert birthed out of the Heartease Holiness Born Again Church, has been a staple on the calendars of Christians islandwide for several years. Anthony Morris, chairman of the organising committee, revealed to The Gleaner that Magnify Him has been held on the first Saturday of each year since 1991.

This year's concert, dubbed 'The Throwback Edition', featured Jermaine Edwards as the headline act. He dazzled the crowd of patrons from the young to the aged who waited until midnight for him to take the stage. Everyone was on their feet for his one-hour set which featured the electric group 'iWorshipp' who delivered its hit single Keeping Me Alive. Edwards went through a plethora of songs to the joy of the crowd from his 2012 and 2014 albums: Destiny and Don't Count Me Out. His ensemble included songs such as Naa Bow (to Satan), Make You Smile, Hallelujah, Don't Count Me Out and Lift Jesus Higher. Edwards closed the show by featuring another act - five-year-old Deshaun Pommellf from Mandeville, who led the crowd in singing harmoniously Edwards' hit single, Beautiful Day.

RSS, an all-female trio of teenagers, was one of the opening acts that performed admirably and had the crowd frenzied with renditions of Mighty God, Pop Style and Say Yes. Damian Windeth delivered a tight worship set with Well Done, He's Able and What Would I Do.

Other notable acts for the night included Sheryl Marshall, Revolution, Bethany Apostolic Ministering Choir, and the Heartease Holiness Born Again Choir, especially with their renditions of God Be Praised and Souled Out.