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Vernon Hill ‘Great Joy Live’ concert set for Slayton House Theater

Vernon Hill continues to make his presence known with his unique brand of Christian music that celebrates Jesus.  On December 16, Nonrev Christian Music Productions will present a Christmas concert experience, “Great Joy Live” at The Slayton House Theater. The concert will feature original and traditional holiday music from the well-received Christmas album Great Joy by producer/songwriter Hill. “Great Joy Live” features artists, singer/songwriter LaVarn Gordon, saxophonist Tim Andrulonis, and vocalist Taylor Simone-Butts.

Great Joy Christmas album

Great Joy is a festive and smooth blend of original arrangements of poulare traditional Christmas songs, as well as new original Christmas Music written by Vernon Hill and co-writer Gordon. The Christmas album echoes the message found in Luke 2:10-11 “Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (KJV). Great Joy ncourages listeners to experience the true joy of this Holiday season with the great news of the Gospel that Christ the Savior is born. Great Joy is available on all digital music stores and physical copies available through

The concert begins at 7:30pm at The Slayton House Theater located 10400 Cross Fox Ln. Columbia, MD. 21044. This event also promotes toy donations drive to the charitable organization Toys For Tots for the Howard County communities. Tickets will go on sale October 21th online for $15 dollars through Eventbrite and their website.  Tickets are $20 dollars at the door; $15 dollars at the door with a toy donation.

For more information visit:, Facebook: nonrevchristianmusic, Twitter: nonrevmusic, and Instagram: nonrevchristianmusic1.


Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. Sarah is widely known for her on-the-scene reporting which includes the GMA Dove Awards, the Stellar Awards, Grammys on the Hill, Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration Concert, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, St. Jude Celebration of Hope, the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and many more. For more than 5 years, Sarah served as the DC Gospel Music Examiner at  where the site garnered more than 150,000 readers in the US and around the world. Sarah was named one of the Top Ten Heroes in Gospel Music in the Washington, DC area in 2012 for her extensive coverage, support and commitment to artists within the D.C. metro region.  In 2016 she was named Person of the Month by IndiMogul Magazine. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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