Selah to perform for "Family Worship" Friday at 7:30

Christian vocal trio, Selah, will perform at the College View Church on Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Known for their revival of hymns in Christian music, the trio formed in 1999 with brother and sister Todd and Nicol Smith, and friend Allan Hall. In 2007, Amy Perry replaced Nicol, who left the band to pursue a solo career.

Selah has released eight albums and earned five Dove Awards including Inspirational Album of the Year and Group of the Year. Hope of the Broken World, the group’s most recent release from 2011, features singles I Turn To You and When Love Was Slain.

“We are so excited to have Selah visit,” said Kelli Vigil, Family Worship coordinator. “A lot of students really wanted them to come and when we announced that they would come everyone was so excited about it. They have a very worshipful vibe, with them it’s more than just a performance.”

A ‘worshipful vibe’ is what Union College Campus Ministries team has been striving for this year in the Friday evening program. Formly known as “vespers,” Family Worship is attempt to create the homey feeling of a family worship back home. “I want vespers to be our family time; a relaxed, intimate gathering that says ‘let me tell you a story about my friend Jesus.’” said Vigil. “I just really want to get back to the basics of worship, the simplicity of it. We get so lost in the lights, the perfect decorations, getting the fanciest speaker that we completely miss the point. It’s not about who we bring in or how we fix the stage; it’s about God.”

The College View Seventh-day Adventist Church is located at the corner of 48th and Prescott on the Union College campus. Doors open at 7:30 and the concert will be free and open to the public.