Gospel singer CeCe Winans. *File photo
Gospel singer CeCe Winans. *File photo

Brother-sister duo BeBe & CeCe Winans will be performing here in Bermuda at the end of the month as part of their much anticipated reunion tour.

The American Grammy award winning gospel group is well known for its 1990’s hits Addictive Love and I’ll Take You There featuring Mavis Staples.

The event is being organized in part by former Miss Teen Bermuda winner Alexa Lightbourne who says she very excited to showcase the famous siblings on August 28.

“There is a lot of excitement about it already before we even made the official announcement,” Miss Lightbourne said. “They are international superstars who have crossed many genres of music throughout their careers.

“Bermuda is blessed to have them on its radar.

“The group has been separated for 13 years and Bermuda is one of their first stops on their reunion tour.”

Also performing on the night will be Trin-i-tee 5:7 — a gospel group from New Orleans, Louisiana.

The group was marketed as a gospel alternative to R&B girl groups such as Destiny’s Child and TLC.

In 2008, Trin-i-tee 5:7 became the first gospel trio to have a certified platinum album and have sold more than 2.5 millions albums since their inception.

American Idol’s George Huff will be the MC on the night and has been dubbed by many as “the Luther Van Dross of Gospel”.

“I think the event will be very well received,” said Miss Lightbourne added. “Gospel is very popular in Bermuda and there are a plethora of churches here.

“It will be a very positive event.”

The show takes place on August 28 at 7:30pm at the Heritage Worship Center.

Tickets go on sale as of Friday at People’s Pharmacy and the Christian bookstore.

Tickets are $75 or $150 for patrons and VIP. VIP tickets include a special pre-concert reception and a boat cruise with the artists on August 29.

Lead singer of Trin-i-tee 5:7, Chanelle Hayes, will be holding an informal meet and greet with Bermuda’s youth on Friday August 27 at 7pm at a location yet to be revealed.

It has been dubbed “an evening of inspiration” by organizers who are encouraging Bermuda’s youth to come down and sing with Ms Haynes and chat about the possibilities that a career in music can hold.

The cost for this is $5 per person at the door.

This is the first large-scale event for Miss Lightbourne and her production company Noelle Entertainment.

She says she is inspired by her mentor event producer Kevin Bean of KDB Entertainment.

For more information call 532-5394.