A mixed ensemble… Audiences across the country are talking about the 2008 MCA Awards Group of the Year! Durant is a group of six young men and women with a passion for making music and praising the Lord. With energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, and a style all their own, Durant is spreading the gospel of Jesus through their unique blend of rich a cappella tradition with the influence of contemporary styles.

Durant’s core members include siblings Melissa Lancaster and Kim Lancaster-Brantley, Stephanie Harding,  Julie Tracy, William Gooch and Danielle Sprawling. Durant is a family and you just never know who might show up to sing!

The group has its beginnings as X-Changed from Lipscomb University before forming Durant. The name “Durant” comes from Keith Lancaster’s father Durant Larue Lancaster. After he passed away Melissa chose to honor his Christian influence in the lives of everyone in the Acappella family by naming her group after him .

Because of their versatility and desire to share their music with people, they embrace a wide variety of musical genres and styles to appeal to a vastly diverse audience.

Their album, Ride received the CASA nomination for Best Religious album from the Contemporary A Cappella Society, so be sure to pick up a few dozen copies and share with your friends.

Durant’s NEWEST album Colorblind features NBC TV show The Sing-Off Winners NOTA as well as several other groups from the hit TV show and many other guest artists, from groups such as Acappella, AVB and many more.

Durant can often be found touring around the country as well as over seas. This year Durant toured to South Africa, Malawi, Belize, England, Scotland, as well as all over the US. Visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/durantmusic to check out their calendar. For booking information, email melissa@acappella.com.

Durant Catalog

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