By Joshua Clark | Boston Tri-Lakes News
As soon as they’re done wrapping another successful season of their Branson show “Ayo,” the Voices of Glory, Michael, Avery and Nadia Cole, will head back to Europe as they’ve been invited to Germany to take part in Triberg’s popular Christmas festival, “Triberger Weihnachtszauber,” or “Triberg Christmas Magic,” for the third time.
Started by Thomas Weisser and Reigner Huber 10 years ago, the Voices of Glory will be joined by entertainers from all over the world to celebrate all things Christmas Dec. 25-30.
“I can’t think of a better way for Voices of Glory to end their 2014 season than to take a third trip to Germany and spread some Christmas joy,” said Gerard Cole, the group’s manager and uncle. “We are so honored to be invited back.”
In addition to their favorites from the past and present, the Cole’s will also be performing tracks from their new Christmas Album, “A Special Gift.”
The Voices of Glory began singing together in 2007 after their mother Felicia was in a head-on car collision with a drunk driver. She was in a coma for eight months. They serenaded their mother at her bedside until she eventually emerged from the coma and began her rehabilitation process.
Having seen the benefits of music for their mom, they started traveling to nursing homes and other hospitals in an effort to help other patients. In 2009, the nation got to see the Coles as they performed on the NBC show “America’s Got Talent,” where they finished in the top 5.
Since “America’s Got Talent,” the Coles have been presenters and performers during the pre-show of the 41st Annual Dove Awards, their own show here in Branson and an opportunity to sing before a crowd of more than 18,000 in Madison Square Garden.
In addition to inspiring with their music, the group combined their efforts with author Claudia Stewart Farrell to share their incredible story of heartbreak and hope in their book “Higher Than Me: The Story of Voices of Glory.” The book was recently selected by the prestigious Boston University Graduate Film & Screen Writing Program to be pitched for a potential film adaptation.
For more information, visit thevoicesofglory.com.