Elegantly dressed ladies lit the stage and gents clad in tuxedos declaring for everyone to "Celebrate!," Director Maurice Lynch and the sophisticated revue vamped by an equally impressive band went "back to the beginning" with "Amazing Grace", "Steal Away"," We Shall Overcome" and "I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired". “Precious Lord," which preceded with a story. When Thomas Dorsey wrote the song it was considered contemporary for its day, but it is now a revered traditional gospel classic, Lynch recalled to the audience before an incredible soloist moved center stage and belted the gospel classic. GospeLive also moved the audience, paying tribute to Whitney Houston with the Dottie Rambo hit "I Go to the Rock".
For the second half the GospeLive Tenors regally took the stage now donned in formal tail coats. The Tenors brought the house down to cheers and applause with wonderful harmony and classical flair performing the patriotic anthem “The Battle Hymn of the Republic". Setting the stage, as soloist Simone Brown took everything to a "vocal high with" "One Night with a King", before the night went into deep church mode.
Just when you thought the show was over GospeLive once again filled the stage again performing a great arrangement of the Edwin Hawkins classic "Oh Happy Day" and " The Style of Gospel Hit " Praise Him" the latter of which built into a hand-clapping, tambourine-shaking crescendo. After the best singing and music anyone could ever hope to hear the night ended with the Diana Ross hit" Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand."
This show did not disappoint it is truly 90 minutes of spirit-filled gospel energy.
Which took the Carolina Low Country to a spiritual high in Sun City’s Magnolia Hall Theatre.
Lifestyles Director Jackie Bates said she wanted to bring present multicultural headline entertainment to Sun City, and this is just the beginning.
Posted: October 12, 2012 - 12:10 am