There were more bears in church last Sunday than in the San Antonio zoo. These were the two legged kind, however. They ranged in age from 20’s to 80’s. It was a gathering of ex-Baylor and current Baylor students to meet, greet and eat prior to the first concert in the Church at Horseshoe Bay’s 2009 series.
The event was full of “do you remember when…” and remembrances of the golden wave band, sic ‘em bears and the good old days on the Waco campus. Naturally the reunion ended up with the young and old standing with their arms waving in the air singing their favorite song: The Good Old Baylor Line.
The Sunday afternoon performance featured Baylor’s ShowTime and was presented to the community as a gift of the church. An overflow crowd filled the sanctuary to enjoy singing and dancing of these students, mostly music majors.
“I’m not sure this sanctuary has ever rocked like this before,” said Minister of Music Larry Sherwood as he introduced the performers. And true it was, because the music and dancing was mostly lively show tunes from the 50’s; all familiar to an appreciative audience. The singers and dancers were accompanied by a three piece instrumental group including drums, a base and the piano— all played by students. As the entertainment ended, the smiling fans gave the students a standing ovation.
The next in the church’s concert series will be an organ/piano presentation by Dr. Daniel Zamora at 3 p.m. April 5. Dr. Zamora is currently interim organist at The Church at Horseshoe Bay. His talents are impressive and he has delighted audiences everywhere he has performed. Not only does he play traditional organ literature and arrange hymn tunes, but he composes as well.
The third in the series will be the Austin City Brass on May 31 at 3 p.m.. The quintet’s repertoire consists of popular, jazz, classical and Christian music. The concert series is offered free to the public.
In addition to the concert series, the church also schedules other guest musicians for their worship services. On March 22, Greg Buchanan will present the program at the regular church hour with his innovative approach to music for the harp.