Sunday, May 31, 2009

Gaither Report

What a concert! It was great. We went to Spaghetti Works for supper before the concert with my mom and dad and Stephanie's sister, Jamie and husband, Adam. We hadn't been there in long time. Very good. We had 7th row seats on the floor for the concert. Compared with the Row 1 seats I got one year, these were way back. :) No, they were good seats. Kevin Williams opened up the show with his usual guitar playing. Believe it or not, there was a group there I had never heard, The Collingsworth Family. They sang a couple songs and sounded really good. They have really good harmony. Then Ben Speer, Janet Paschal, and Russ Taff all sang solos. I was excited to hear the old Imperials song, "Trumpet Of Jesus" sung by Russ Taff. Ernie Haase and Signature Sound came out and tore it up. Then Lynda Randle sang a couple of songs. After Lynda was done, the lights went down and the intro for "Alpha and Omega" started. There they stood in a row, Bill Gaither, Michael English, Wes Hampton, Mark Lowry and David Phelps. What can I say? Bill has put together another stellar group. They sounded awesome! It was nice to hear the Vocal Band sing some of their classic songs, "Alpha and Omega", "At The Cross", "The Love Of God", "Satisfied", "He Touched Me", "Not Gonna Worry", "I Believe In A Hill Called Mt. Calvary". Plus they sang a couple newer ones, like "My Journey To The Sky", and "There's Always A Place At The Table". Bill featured each member of the Vocal Band. David Phelps sang "Nessun Dorma" from his new solo cd. That was amazing. That guy can sang! Wes sang "Always A Place At The Table". Mark Lowry was his old self. Funny as always. He told the audience he was going to sing a medley of his hit, "Mary, Did You Know?" Then the Vocal Band closed out their set with Michael English singing probably his most popular, and maybe the Vocal Band's most popular song, "I Bowed On My Knees And Cried, Holy!". The whole concert was very good. I didn't want it to end. 4 hours wasn't long enough! :) Afterwards, we went to Perkins and ate. I had breakfast there at midnight. We spent the day at Jamie and Adams on Saturday and had a good time. On Sunday we went to church at Slater, then ate lunch in Ames and headed back. It was a good weekend. The only thing that could top the weekend is if we had kids! Soon!


1 comment:

Your Mother said...

It always amazes me that you can remember what everyone sang. It was a good concert. Thanks for getting the tickets!

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