On-Site Exclusive Concert Report- “Triumphant Quartet”

SGNScoops would like to thank Southern Gospel Music Fan, Elaine Harcourt for sharing her experience of a recent Triumphant Quartet concert.  Ms. Harcourt drove 2 hours to see the quartet and has stated it was well worth the trip. 
Triumphant Quartet began their ministry in 2003 as the “Integrity Quartet” beginning at the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN.  Since that time, Triumphant Quartet has experienced tremendous success with hit songs and numerous awards and award nominations.  Success hasn’t side-tracked Triumphant Quartet from their mission or changed the reason they sing.  Triumphant proclaims “Christ is the reason we sing” and their mission is ” to spread the Word of God through song and share the good news of Christ with other believers.” (http://www.triumphantquartet.com/thegroup.html)  Ms. Elaine Harcourt was one many who received a blessing that night and her story is as follows: 
     On Saturday, August 28, I drove to Iola, KS for the kick-off concert to the SEKCAS (Southeast KS Christian Artist Series) for the 2010-2011 season at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. SEKCAS is a great venue and these concerts have been held here for a number of years. Each year between Aug- April, they bring 3-5 Southern Gospel Music concerts to mostly packed houses to town.   It’s a small town but not small when it comes to knowing and  loving Southern Gospel Music.
     When I walked in the door of Bowlus Fine Arts Center, Scott Inman (baritone) and his dad, Clayton Inman(lead), were at the table! It was great getting to see them and visit with them awhile. David Sutton (tenor) joined us and I was able to get some pictures taken before the evening started.
     After visiting and taking pictures, I made my way to my front-row seat & settled in for an evening of great music. This was my first Triumphant solo concert and it was great! A little comedy, a lot of music, and testimony rounded out the evening. Eric Bennett (bass) served as MC for the group & did an outstanding job.
     Among other songs,  they sang: “DON’T LET THE SANDALS FOOL YA”, “WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS”, “DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW”, & “WHITE FLAG OF SURRENDER.” The promoters had made small white flags which they gave to everyone when they came in & it was great to see them waving!  Eric sang “LONG BLACK TRAIN “& did a masterful job.  Jeff Stice (pianist) & David Sutton (harmonica) played a duet on “THIS TRAIN.”  Awesome! Later, Jeff played “THE HALLELUJAH CHORUS”  + one other song. Eric gave a great lead-in to Scott’s “SOMEONE DIED FOR ME”  which is a very moving song. The group sang a medley of standards including  “DADDY SANG BASS.”  During the song, the singers all went down into the crowd shaking hands & getting individuals to sing the lines “Daddy sang bass” & “Mama sang tenor”. It was a lot of fun.
     It was a wonderful evening and well worth the 2 hour drive to get there! I recommend for everyone to go see Triumphant Quartet when you get the chance, you’ll get a blessing.
-Elaine Harcourt
*** The Triumphant Quartet will be having a “Homecoming” September 27th & 2th at the River Plantation RV Park & Conference Center in Sevierville, TN.  For more concert and other information, visit http://www.triumphantquartet.com/