Posted by Shana Adkisson on November 19, 2018
“I am very excited to announce that Veritas will headline this year’s Sounds of Christmas concert. This year’s concert will be at 6:00 p.m. December 2 and will feature First Baptist Church’s choir, children’s choir, and orchestra,” Chad Smith, First Baptist Church Minister of Music and Worship Arts, said.
A contemporary classical vocal group, Veritas found themselves in some tremendous places, from belting out their signature power harmonies on the Carnegie Hall stage to crooning cruisers in the middle of the Caribbean to joining Sandi Patty on her Forever Grateful tour.
They also found themselves interacting with thousands of fans after shows and online, hearing their stories, their challenges, and most of all, their hopes.
This, in turn, energized Veritas’ purpose. With their sophomore record, Hope Survives, the men of Veritas – Jeff Anderson, James Berrian, Andrew Goodwin, Jordan Johnson, and Lucas Scott Lawrence – are wielding their powerful, dramatic musical arsenal to communicate the hope expressed by their fans, as well as the hope which guides each of their lives.
“We get so many messages from people on social media, and lots of emails telling us how they were going through a horrible time, and our music reminded them of God’s love for them,” Lawrence said. “It gave them hope.”
The power of hope is also something very real and personal to each member of Veritas.
“Each of us brings a unique voice and sound to the group,” Anderson said. “We also bring five different stories–which are still being written."