Halfway through the countdown of my top moments of 2012 is the Melody Boys Quartet Spring Concert. The Melody Boys will retire at the end of 2012, so this was their last annual spring concert. It's always a great event every year, and this year it was extra special with their upcoming retirement. So the full concert makes it in as a "top moment!"
Gerald Williams has been the bass singer for the group for 63 years, since he was 17 years old. He was featured on "Love So Divine" early in the concert and showed that at 80 years old, he's still one of the best in the business! His voice was just as strong that night as it's been for decades!
One of my favorite portions of the concert was simply the guys gathered around the piano singing the familiar quartet songs. The group is known for it's incredible harmonies, and they showed it!
Read the full recap of the concert here. The night was very special since it was their last annual spring concert. The Melody Boys have one final concert on New Year's Eve also at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark. I'm hoping to be able to attend, but not sure yet because I'll be out of town through New Year's Eve. If you are in the area though, I think you should definitely make plans to attend!
The countdown continues next week!