Concert Review

   This past Saturday evening, my family and I had a wonderful time at a concert hosted by the Lighthouse Children’s Home in Tallahassee, FL. LCH is a wonderful ministry that for nearly thirty years now has been helping reclaim the lives of young girls who have been scarred by sin. Their choir started off the evening with some testimonies and songs that were a real blessing.

   A very pleasant surprise (for me) that evening was the Crist Family. I had never had the opportunity to hear this family before but I was incredibly blessed. They have one of the freshest sounds I have heard in years. Putting seven vocalists on stage allows them to be creative with their harmony and they did so flawlessly. They sang a particularly pleasing arrangement on the old classic “He Looked Beyond My Fault.” I look forward to getting to hear these folks again.

   They were followed by the Mark Trammell Trio. Mark is well-known for his years with the Cathedrals, Greater Vision and Gold City. The phrase that came to mind when watching them was “pure class”. This trio has an awesome blend and their song selection was great. Two songs that stood out to me were the old standard, “I Believe In a Hill Called Mount Calvary,” and their latest single, “Once Upon a Cross.” Don’t miss an opportunity to hear these guys.

   The evening was completed by Gold City. The fellows just got up there and did what they do best. Great quartet harmony, awesome vocals and plenty of energy made for an inspiring presentation. They sang many of their standbys such as “I’m Not Giving Up” and “Midnight Cry,” but some of their newer material like “Preach the Word” and “Truth Is Marching On,”were a blessing as well. Bass vocalist, Aaron McCune, did an outstanding job on Stuart Hamblen’s, “Teach Me, Lord, To Wait”.

   Above all, each group that took the stage exalted Christ. It was a blessing to see the truth presented unapologetically and the gospel given clearly. Praise the Lord for a wonderful evening.

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5 responses to “Concert Review

  1. Bro. Gordon I remember when they started the Lighthouse Childrens Home and in that process all of South Georgia supported all the concerts and other fundraiser activities ? Billy Hudson is a great blessing for the home, and I remember when he had his Gospel radio shows ! Blessings. Ron.

  2. Bro. Ron, that home has touched a lot of lives over the years.

  3. Sounds like ya had a very good time!

  4. Yes, we did, Janice.

  5. Sounds like a great concert. I’ve been a fan of Gold City since the days of Brian Free, Mike LeFevre, Tim Riley and Ivan Parker. Of course, in a way it was good that those folks went their separate ways because they each we got great new groups out of Free and LeFevre, a great solo career from Parker, and Gold City has continued to put out strong songs with good harmony.

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