Robert York’s Concert Ramblings: 15TH ANNIVERSARY FOR GLORYBOUND QUARTET
I had the opportunity to get to the 15th Anniversary Singing for Glorybound Quartet at the First Baptist Church, Canton, GA. Their special guest for the evening was The LeFevre Quartet.
Robert Reese is the founder and manager of Glorybound. He and his wife Linda actually started 29 years ago doing a program for the area called White Christmas. It provides a special Christmas for the less fortunate children in Cherokee County. They would bring in special artists to perform at the event. Then Robert and Linda got the idea of forming a group and doing the benefit themselves inorder
to provide more for the children. Thus, Glorybound Quartet was formed, a Southern Gospel group which includes baritone Gary Courington, lead vocalist Brad Cox and tenor Steven Evans. Their pianist is Andrew Jones.
The LeFevre Quartet headlined this great event by Glorybound Quartet. The LeFevre name is legendary in Gospel Music and it has been around since 1921. Many favorite vocalists came from the LeFevre tradition, including the Nelons and Karen Peck and New River.
Mike LeFevre began the LeFevre Quartet in the early 2000’s and they immediately began to win awards. Recognized for professionalism, quality and a message of hope, the LeFevre Quartet has continued the legacy begun almost a century ago.
Mike LeFevre sings baritone with the group and is joined by his son Jordan LeFevre on lead vocals, Jeremy Peace at tenor, bass singer Brandon Barry and pianist Michael Lott.
The evening kicked off with Tim Moxley
being the emcee. Every one stood and sang, “I’ll Fly Away,” before Tim introduced the LeFevre Quartet. They sang “Home,” from their latest CD, then “Glory Road.” When Mike introduced the piano player he was joking around with him about being a new dad of five months. Jeremy was featured on “Look For Me At Jesus Feet.” They sang an old favorite written by LeRoy Abernathy and recorded by Gold City and The Cathedrals: “Movin’,” and finished their set with “Jesus Saves.” Jeremy Peace travelled for a while with the Kingsmen Quartet, so Tim wouldn’t let Jeremy off stage until he told a story about Jim Hamill.
Glorybound was introduced and began with “Woke Up This Morning.” They used a couple of former group members during their set and closed with “How Great Thou Art.” Robert called the LeFevre Quartet back to the sage and they all sang “Glory Land.”
Contact: – www.thegloryboundquartet.com