The Best Concert of My Life

Listen to this. Just listen to it.

Ahhh, wasn’t that great? The first video is of The Brilliance and the second and third video is of Gungor. These videos are from the Hope Student Activities Committee (SAC) sponsored concert that happened last Saturday (01/10/15). They brought in Gungor and had The Brilliance with the Hope Chapel Worship Band open for them. Both were phenomenal.

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Here is a picture of Michael Gungor and his wife, Lisa, as part of the band, “Gungor.”

I can truthfully say that this was the best concert that I have ever been to. Here is why: There are musicians…and then there are musicians. Gungor is definitely the second. As a band, Michael Gungor (the guitarist and vocalist), Lisa Gungor (playing the synthesizer and singing), and the rest of the the artists on the stage (the cellist, drummer, bass guitar player, and pianist) would all go in to crazy impressive improv throughout the concert. They didn’t pre-plan those improv times, they just went for it. They just made eye contact and then they went for it. And they. did. it. AMAZINGLY. every. time. Literally, people’s mouths were gaping throughout the entire concert as Gungor showcased their amazing skill.

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Here is a shot of the whole band.

Not only did the music ability of the concert make this the the best concert ever, but so to did the power behind all the songs. You can tell that with each song that was written, that Gungor had poured their heart and soul into them. The music played was moving and so so so powerful.

This was literally the best concert that I have ever been to. I remember walking away from the SAC sponsored Ingrid Michaelson concert last year and thinking the exact same thing. Hope Concert series hasn’t disappointed me yet and I am super excited to see who they bring in for next year. Gosh….I love Hope College more and more every day.


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Published by John Luke Hawkins

My name is John Luke Hawkins and I am a sophomore at Hope. I am from the small agriculture town of Tipton, Indiana. I love my new Home sweet Hope. Currently, I double majoring in Communications and Religion. When I am not doing homework (too often), I might be working one of my jobs as a Library Worker, Overnight Host, or Student Blogger. If I am not doing homework or work, I am probably doing something with my numerous organizations that I am involved in such as Dance Marathon, Gospel Choir, Intramurals, Nykerk, and a small group. If I come up with free time amongst all that, then I like to run, free dance, self-reflect, go on adventures, and spend time with friends. Hope College has really helped me discover who I am. Here it is in seven words: energetic, organized, contemplative, determined, silly, social, and intentional.

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