Posts Tagged ‘Madrid’

On Tour with the Mississippi Mass Choir – Tour Recap

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Today, we play catch up with our special correspondent, MMC Social Media and Communications Guru Daniel James as he gives us today’s installment.

Hello GOSPELflava family!!! Its been a while since we had a chance to play catch up. Let’s do that now.  Going back to Gernika.  After a 2 hour drive, we arrived in the small town of Gernika. Checking into the hotel the skies opened up and the rain began to pour.  Our hotel accommodations were somewhat primitive, however we made the best of them and prepared for the services. We opened with God Will Take Care of You, from there we went to Put Your Trust in Jesus and finally ended with Oh Happy Day.  After the concert, we came back to the hotel and enjoyed a wonderful meal.  We sang for the owner and staff as a special encore.  The owner was so impressed that they invited us back for a free breakfast.

 

 

After breakfast, we gathered our things and prepared for the 6 hour journey to Madrid.  We dropped our bags off at the hotel and headed to the  Gomez theater for sound check.  After prayer, we took to the stage.  The thunderous applause of a capacity audience of over 1300 greeted us as we came to the stage.  Larry Johnson ushered in the presence of the Lord and took us to church with When the Saints Go Marching In.  The evening ended with an encore of Oh Happy Day (a must when you come overseas).  Dinner that evening was at the famous Hard Rock Cage and preparation for our trip to San Sebastian.

Night after night, the audience has greeted us enthusiastically with their great appreciation for gospel music.

Special thanks to Ben Cone and Harvey Williams who have provided us with pics.  Be sure to check out the GOSPELflava facebook page and the MMC and GOSPELflava twitter pages for additional posts.  Thanks and God bless until our next recap.

On Tour with Mississippi Mass Choir in Spain

Monday, December 10th, 2012

As promised, The Mississippi Mass Choir decided to grant us an all access pass as they embark upon their 2012 tour of Spain.  Our trusty tour guide and MMC Social Media and Communications Guru Daniel James gives us the following report:

Hola y Bienvenidos (Hello and Welcome).  Thanks for joining us on our MMC 2012 tour of Spain. As we are well known for  southern hospitality, we will do our best to make sure that you find everything to your liking.  Let’s begin the recap.  After an 8 hour flight, we landed safely in Madrid, thanked the Lord for traveling mercies, gathered our bags and headed to the bus for a 4 hour ride to Pamplona.  Imagine exchanging warm and sunny 80 degree weather in Jackson, Mississippi for the winds and chills of 35 degree weather in Madrid?!?!   Undeterred, we boarded the bus and began to make our way.  There is a great spirit of  camaraderie amongst the members of Mississippi Mass and we are grateful for the opportunity to share the song that God has given us with the world.

We stopped at a diner along the way and had a sumptuous meal of steak, french fries, ham and grilled cheese sandwiches.  We arrived at the hotel in time enough to get checked in and take some photos before retiring for the evening.  Tomorrow will be our first rehearsal and sound check before a performance at the Baluarte. Conference Centre and Auditorium of Navarre.  Well as its night here, we’re going to settle in and call it a night.  Check back with gospelflava for more tomorrow.

 

As Christians we are known by our love for our brothers and sisters, but as members of MMC, the t-shirts are a dead giveaway.  We are proud to be MMC.