Category Archive: NQC 2012

Sep 24

NQC 2012: Saturday Showcases

(Sorry this is so late.  I had a nice post all typed out last week, but when I went in later to finalize and publish it, all of it was gone except for two sentences.  If you happen to find the rest of it floating in cyberspace somewhere, let me know.) We had to get …

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Sep 19

NQC 2012: Thursday and Friday Showcases

I covered my highlights of the evening concerts from last week, but some of the best music I heard was during the day at various showcases.  Here are some of the highlights of things I saw in the mornings and afternoons!   Gaither Vocal Band Reunion – Thursday Afternoon It was a treat to see …

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Sep 15

NQC 2012: Friday Night

Yesterday was a very long day at National Quartet Convention, starting off nice and early with a chapel service with music by the Mark Trammell Quartet and Greater Vision, and a sermon by Mark.  We also caught the Gaither Homecoming showcase and the NQC Awards, so we had already had our cup filled before the …

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Sep 14

NQC 2012: Thursday Night

I’m having to do this quickly, since I’m between morning chapel and the Gaither showcase.  Last night went long, and it was a very tiring, but rewarding day.   While there were big moments, the energy in the crowd wasn’t quite as consistent as it was Wednesday night.  This time around I had seats in …

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Sep 13

NQC 2012: Wednesday Night

What a tiring, but rewarding day it was yesterday!  After a long, full day of driving, we made it into Freedom Hall right as Mike Speck was leading some congregational singing before bringing out the first quartet of the night.  I love the idea of Quartet Night, and I’m so glad we were able to …

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Sep 11

NQC 2012: Anticipation

As of this writing, it’s about 24 hours until I depart for my first National Quartet Convention.  NQC 2012 is already in full swing, and I feel as if I’m arriving late.  But Wednesday night will find me in Freedom Hall, enjoying the greatest music on earth.  Here’s what I’m most looking forward to this …

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Jul 02

Southern Gospel Critique at National Quartet Convention

Going to the National Quartet Convention has been a long-term goal of mine ever since I first started listening to southern gospel music.  Going this year, however, was not even on my radar screen until about a week ago.  Spontaneity is not a quality I display very often, but my wife and I decided that …

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