National Quartet Convention 2003 Report

Donna and I attended the 2003 National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY.  This is the largest gathering of Southern Gospel groups and fans in the world each year.

This year's event was held September 8-13 in Louisville at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center.

Each night features a 6 hour concert in Freedom Hall where the top Southern Gospel groups perform mini-concerts one after the other. During the day, there are showcases (one hour special concerts) available by various groups of artists. Donna and I attended the Roger Bennett Pianorama featuring some of the top pianists in SG music. We also attended the Crossroads Showcase featuring Phil Cross, the Talley Trio, Mark Bishop and Amy Lambert as well as an ensemble performing several of Phil Cross's new SG church music arrangements. Then we attended the Tim Lovelace Jam Session featuring some of the top musicians in SG music today. Here are a few of our pictures from the 2003 NQC. (scroll down)

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Large concert hall crowds each night!

Roger Bennett assembled some of the
best pianists in Southern Gospel.

They played together as well as taking
individual turns at the keyboard.

Mark Bishop at the Crossroads Showcase.

The Talley Trio sings with the Crossroads Ensemble.

Amy Lambert!

Tim Lovelace's Jam Session! Toe-tapping fun!

Gold City on the main stage!

The Carolina Boys!

Greater Vision plus Glenn Dustin of Legacy Five!

The Crabb Family!

The Pfeifers excite the crowd!

click here for the NQC 2002 Concert pics

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