How long has Crystal River been singing?

Since 1998, this is our eighteenth year!

Does Crystal River charge a fee or require an offering to sing?

Neither a fee nor an offering is required or expected.  Occasionally, individuals or churches may make a donation or receive a love offering for us, but never at our request to do so.  100% of any and all monetary donations go directly toward the ministry expenses of the group; no member of Crystal River receives any pay.  We like to keep things simple, just invite us to come and we'll be there.

Is Crystal River a full time group?

We have no aspirations of becoming recording artists or performing professionally (even if we had the ability to do so).  God has called us to be a part time weekend ministry, ranging within about a 100-mile radius of Oxford, Alabama.

When singing, does Crystal River use live music or recorded soundtracks?

There's nothing better than the flexibility of being accompanied by live musicians, but to keep travel expenses and set up times to a minimum we utilize high-quality soundtracks instead.  

Does Crystal River use 'stacks' when singing live?

'Stacks' are pre-recorded singing parts that are played along with the singers while they sing in order to enhance their vocal sound. Crystal River never uses stacks or any type of pre-recorded singing during a live performance.

Does Crystal River have a fixed performance routine?

No.  We sing for a variety of events such as times of worship, 'singings', homecomings, decorations; and both with or without other groups or individuals.  We are very flexible and tailor our performance to suit your program or schedule.

What is the best way to get in touch with Crystal River?

Either by phone (256-831-8608) or email (crystalriver@cableone.net).  If by phone the best time is usually weekdays between 4:00 and 8:00 pm CT, but if we happen not to be in you can always leave a message and we'll call you back at our earliest convenience.


12/26/2016  Well here we are at the start of 2017, and looking forward to another great year of singing!  If you have a need, please don't hesitate to contact us.  And remember, there's no cost to have Crystal River appear at your church.  So call early to reserve your date.  Hope to hear from you soon!  Be blessed.