NQC Saturday Night – Freedom Hall Favorites

Another year of the National Quartet Convention came to a close on September 15th, 2012.  It was a wonderful week, and even though a good night’s rest was sorely lacking, I was sad that the event had to come to an end.  On the positive side, one of the best line-ups of the week was…

NQC – Every Other Duet

Ever since NQC announced on Twitter that they were bringing the Parade Of Pianos showcase back to Convention, I’ve been looking forward to seeing my hero’s grace the stage and watch them blend beautiful melodies on the ivory keys.  So, when Saturday afternoon finally came, you could guess where I was…Freedom Hall! As I found…

NQC Friday Night – The Three “T’s”

From this post, you may imagine that Friday night at NQC was a short evening for me.  Though I didn’t find myself in Freedom Hall but three times to see Tribute Quartet, Triumphant Quartet and the Mark Trammell Quartet, life in the exhibit hall was far from short that night!  Let’s get to our three…

NQC – Chapel With Greater Vision

Every morning at NQC, the Chapel service is held right after the Bible Study.  We were there on Friday morning for the Bible Study, and were looking forward to the Chapel service that followed with Greater Vision! Mark Trammell introduced Greater Vision as Southern Gospel Music’s most awarded trio.  They opened the service with I…

Bible Study At NQC – So Close, Yet, So Far Away

Bright and early on Friday morning (8:30 A.M. to be exact) the Bible Study began in the East Hall A-B featuring The Mark Trammell Quartet.  As a group, they sang, and then Mark brought before us a study from the Word… As any clever quartet would, MTQ kicked off their program with a fast song,…

NQC Wednesday Night – Music With A Message

The exhibit hall buzzed with fans when the doors opened on Wednesday of the National Quartet Convention.  Everyone I spoke with agreed that, compared to the day before, there were many more fans in the building!  Even as I sat writing this at ten minutes to seven, there were still a considerable amount of people…

NQC Tuesday Night – We Remember

September 11th has always been connected to the NQC in a special way.  Probably because, if you’ve ever heard Gerald reminisce about it, the National Quartet Convention was going on the Tuesday morning the towers fell.  It was quite different to look down at my program booklet and see 9/11 faded on the background where…

NQC Talent on Tuesday Afternoon

  Pulling out my NQC program booklet, I looked to see who was scheduled to sing next.  The National Quartet Convention offers a variety of showcases to attend during the day, and Tuesday afternoon I slipped into East Hall A-B for the “Featured Artists Showcase.”  This showcase began at 12:00 pm and ended at 4:00…

NQC 2012 – Monday Night On Main Stage

“The Exhibit Hall opens at four o’clock,” the announcer said over the intercom, “if you are in the exhibit hall, and you are not an exhibitor, please exit immediately.  Thank you.”  I smiled to myself while vacuuming the carpet in my sister’s booth.  Every year the same thing would be announced.  Fans were simply too…

The Original GV, Remember The Music and MTQ Olympics

The second night of the Mark Trammell Homecoming 10th Anniversary Concert began with another video – this one titled, “The MTQ Olympics.”  Some of the categories that group members participated in were: Dancing, Diving and Gymnastics.  When Mark came on stage he pointed out that when he went “diving” into the pool on the Alaskan…