Reynolds to perform at FUMC tonight

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 3, 2006

A local talent will be sharing her powerhouse voice with members of the First United Methodist Church and their guests tonight.

Vocalist Sabrina Reynolds will be in concert at 7 p.m. at FUMC.

&#8220This is part of the church's Mission Outreach Program. I will be sharing some contemporary praise and worship songs and some good ol' southern gospel, so there should be something to enjoy no matter what your tastes are,” Reynolds said.

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Music comes naturally to the singer.

Reynolds, formerly of Samson, said she has been belting tunes out since the age of four.

&#8220I started out singing with my grandfather on TV. My dad (the Rev. Joel Snell) had a singing group up until I was 11 or 12, and when I went along, I'd sing, too.”

Approximately seven years ago, Reynolds recorded an album, &#8220In His Presence,” and sold some 450 cassettes of the recording.

&#8220I would love to do another one in the near future, a CD this time,” Reynolds said.

After graduating from Samson High School, she moved to Greenville to join her parents, Joel and Retha Snell, who had relocated to the area.

&#8220I attended LBW College on a music scholarship. I participated in a lot of musical productions and plays with Eric Lindh and had a wonderful time,” Reynolds recalled.

In the years since then, the vocalist married Todd Reynolds. The couple has two children, nine-year-old Fuller and six-year-old Tucker. Reynolds also stayed busy assisting her mother at the Forget-Me-Not Florist in downtown Greenville for several years.

But she never gave up her music. Reynolds has performed at Greenville Main Street's Concerts in the Park, the Butler County Junior Miss Scholarship Program, the 80th birthday celebration for Miss Bobbie Gamble, the ACS Relay For Life and numerous other special events, benefits and church concerts throughout the area.

&#8220Even though I didn't make a career out of my music, it's something I love to do and want to do with my God-given talents.”

Reynolds is also slated to perform in next March's gala benefit show for the Greenville Area Arts Council, &#8220Puttin' on the Ritz II.”

&#8220Music is a great part of my life and I would love to see more community productions like next March's show done here. It can be a wonderful experience for everyone.”

The public is invited to come and enjoy Reynold's concert tonight at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.