Most of our concerts are held in large arenas to accommodate large audiences of 7-10 thousand. In St. Louis we perform in the Scottrade Center built originally for the St. Louis Blues hockey team.
Our concert clothing is transported by truck to each venue and we dress there just prior to each concert. You can only imagine how very challenging this is with 450 other musicians trying to do the same thing. We instrumentalists then race to the stage before the choir lines up to enter 15 minutes prior to each concert.
Our program consists of 22 numbers in a variety of styles.
Organist Richard Elliot's rendition of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" brings cheers and applause in the middle of his unbelievable foot work. I have never before thought of organ playing as an athletic event, but Rick is amazing to put it mildly.
- Hymns of Praise
- Music of the Masters
- Music of the World
- Two American Folk Hymns
- Songs of the Land
- Songs of Faith and Hope
- Songs of Inspiration from the American Theater
- Music and the Spoken WordAlex Boye delights the audience with his whole heart and soul singing of "I Want Jesus to Walk with Me."
The encore number "This Land is Your Land" is often conducted by a local celebrity. Tonight it was John Ashcroft, former U.S. Attorney General.
After each concert we are very appreciative of the ice cold water waiting for us as we re-board the buses back to our hotel.