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Latin-style mass infused with a touch of bluegrass
Chuck Nation, pastor of First Baptist Church of Flowery Branch, joined the ensemble with his fiddle
The musical ensemble rehearses Oct. 5 at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville. - photo by CHARLIE WILLIAMS
Although attending church services is an important tradition in North Georgia, worship is usually to the tune of a lone piano or organ, not the sounds of an all-acoustic bluegrass band. That is what made last Sunday morning’s service at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville so intriguing to the congregation who attended “Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Mass.” The musical event was performed by the church choir’s adult ensemble and the Chuck Nation Trio.