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Monday, July 17, 2017

Trevor Conkle Joins MTQ as New Pianist

Gadsden, AL - After five years of looking for the right man to sit at the keyboards, 2017 Singing News Top Five Traditional Quartet nominee, The Mark Trammell Quartet announces today that nineteen year old Trevor Conkle from Arab, Alabama will be that man.  Mark says, “We are thrilled that Trevor expressed interest in being an active part of our ministry.  We believe this young man has a bright future in Gospel Music, and we are pleased that he wants to grow with us!” 

For the last three years, Trevor has enjoyed traveling with the multi-award winning first family of gospel music, The Hoppers, from Madison, NC.  Trevor states, “While I am truly grateful for this family and the daily investment they have made in me, my first love is convention style and  quartet music.  Upon hearing of The Mark Trammell Quartet genuinely looking for a keyboard man, I began to enquire and that enquiry led to my gaining this position.  I couldn’t be more pleased, and look forward to traveling with this great quartet.  The Hoppers have been wonderful to me and I will always cherish my time with them."

Trevor will be boarding the MTQ bus on Thursday, July 20, 2017 to begin the next chapter in his musical life.  When you see MTQ, be sure to welcome this young man to his new home.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

What’s on the Menu?

If you’ve been on the Singing at Sea Cruise, you know that the ship feeds us well!  But, when we changed cruise lines this year, we changed menus as well.  The chef’s aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ships serve creations all their own, and we’d like to introduce you to five things we enjoyed while on the cruise this year!  

Watermelon and Raspberry Soup – This is a cold soup served as a “starter” during the evening meal in the main dining room.  If you had a cold soup on one of our previous cruises, you may remember the consistency being creamy like a milkshake; whereas this soup could be likened to a thick lemonade.  Light and refreshing, it may just be the thing to start off your meal!

Shrimp Ravioli – If you enjoy seafood, perhaps one of the most unique entrees you can order is the Shrimp Ravioli.  (This is also the plate you see featured in our promo video for the 2018 cruise.)  The raviolis are stuffed with cheese and shrimp with wilted spinach, creamy thyme, corn and lobster sauce served on top.  

Eggplant and Artichoke Tart – Baked with red pepper hummus, arugula and mascarpone cheese, this starter may be the most odd plate you order, but we promise it tastes delicious…even if you don’t recognize some of the ingredients! 

Chicken Marsala – Is one of the more recognizable entrees, but just as tasty as the unfamiliar ones!  You would enjoy the sautéed chicken and Marsala-mushroom sauce served with mashed potatoes and vegetables.

Popular Desserts – The dessert menu has so many options, it would be difficult to just point out one.  So here are some favorites from this year’s cruise – The Carrot Cake, The Moist Almond Chocolate Cake (featured in photo above) and The Double Strawberry Cheesecake was very popular!     

Of course, we encourage you to go on the Singing at Sea Cruise for more than just the food!  Over 25 groups sing throughout the week and we get to enjoy beautiful ports of call with fellow Believers.  Next year, we’re sailing to Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico on Brilliance of the Seas February 12-17, 2018.  If you would consider this Christian vacation, MTQ would love to be your host group! 

For more information on the cruise – click here