By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A cheerful heart is good like medicine, but a broken spirit drieth up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
“Thank God for music,” said Master of Ceremonies Timothy McCray, referencing the quote from Proverbs as the Madison County Boys Choir “Diamonds and Denim” Banquet got underway. Music, he added, plays a big part in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation.
Music has called people to worship and sent them to war. Music cheers the sorrowful, shouts with the joyful and the cheerful of heart, and sings praises to the Lord.
“Music is a wonderful metaphor for the church,” said McCray. “We may all sing different notes, but we sing the same song. Great music will fill this house tonight. Feel free to sing along and dance.”
The “Diamonds and Denim” Banquet, with the Madison County Boys Choir and the Roberson family performing to recorded songs as various singing groups, brought back memories for many and entertained the house, garnering a standing ovation at one point.
The performance concluded with the entire ensemble onstage for two final numbers, That’s What Friends Are For and We Are The World.
“God bless Madison County,” McCray concluded. “And God bless America.”