The Final Night – NQC Saturday Evening

I walked into Freedom Hall just as our host, Michael Booth, was instructing the crowd in four different types of applause that our NQC stage staff wanted to record for the NQC video.  First up, we were asked to do a “light applause,” and to demonstrate the lightness of the matter, Michael “floated” around the…

Song of a Lifetime Showcase – NQC

Saturday – the last day of NQC.  Though I was sad that day came so soon, I was looking forward to the day’s events and showcases.  The Song of a Lifetime showcase hosted by Phil Cross was definitely one of the week’s highlights for me; in fact, I would dare to say that it was…

From Afghanistan To NQC – Friday Night

The Friday night Main Stage event at NQC was one memorable night for me, even though I was only able to be in Freedom Hall for the last half of the evening.  Our hosts for the night were Dennis Swanberg and Debra Talley.  I walked in when Gerald Wolfe was on stage leading the audience…

Real Tenors Wear Pink! – Thursday at NQC

The Thursday night Main Stage performance at NQC was one of the longest nights I spent in Freedom Hall.  It was just one of those nights that everyone I wanted to see was on, so when I reached my seat, I settled in for a long night!  Tim Lovelace entertained the audience with some “Fan…

NQC – Wednesday Night Main Stage

Our host for the Wednesday night Main Stage event at NQC was none other than the Grammy Award winning Jason Crabb, and his co-hosts were the Sisters!  I found myself scrambling into Freedom Hall when the Browns were on stage performing a violin instrumental …which was very powerful from what I heard walking down the…

NQC Main Stage Tuesday Night

For me, Tuesday evening’s Main Stage started with Channing Eleton playing his blazing piano solo, Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee.  Dean and Kim Hopper were our hosts for Tuesday evening, and boy did we hear some good singin’!  What I love about NQC is that I get the opportunity to see artists that never come…

Christmas at NQC ~ Tuesday Morning

“Christmas … the only time you can get the whole world to focus, for a brief moment, on the fact that Jesus came to earth.” – Gerald Wolfe Gerald Wolfe was our host for the morning showcase, Christmas at NQC, and he wanted to start this off with the world’s greatest musician, Stan Whitmire, who…

Monday Night Main Stage – NQC!

Monday, the first official day of the National Quartet Convention!  To say that there was excitement in the air would be an understatement!  I was so excited I spent almost the entire night in Main Stage and didn’t even realize it.  LOL.  Gerald Wolfe and Karen Peck were our hosts for the evening, and they…

The Hoppers, Greater Vision and the Booth Brothers kick off NQC!

Welcome to the 2011 Nation Quartet Convention! The sun was shining bright over the Louisville Expo Center as artists and exhibitors thronged into the Exhibit hall to set up their booths.  Among those exhibitors, was our three legged friend, Sheba, a fourteen year old, and a cancer survivor!  Chris White, her proud owner, had her…

The Date That Keeps Showing Up In History – 9/11

September 11th – a date that keeps showing up in history.  September 11,1297 – Scotland fights against England at Sterling Bridge…September 11, 1683 – the Ottoman Empire falls to the Austrians, where the Austrians, Germans and Poles stopped the Ottoman Empire and began to throw them out of Europe…September 11, 1941 – ground was broken…