Thursday, January 11, 2007
Jones honored with plaque
Zebedee R. Jones, a native of Gunnison and director of the Renowned Rust College A’Cappella Choir, has definitely made a profound impact upon the lives of many people throughout the world; through the sharing of his musical talents. And the lives of people in Holly Springs are no exception since he arrived to our city.
For 16 years, Mr. Jones has directed a Christmas cantata for Asbury United Methodist Church music department. These grand performances consisted of participants from several different denominations and states. Zebedee was able to utilize the diverse talent of the participants and present outstanding cantata performances that not only left positive music messages, but also proved that where Christ is, the implementation of unity can be also!
His musical talents, experiences and expertise also enabled him to train the participants how to take the music off the music score and leave messages that would last a lifetime.
Zebedee has been truly blessed with a wealth of musical knowledge, patience, and dedication which he shares graciously. These are just a few of the many attributes that have made him a joy to know, love, respect and work with! Because his ingenious gifts have made him an exceptional individual, we, the cantata performers consider him “A Musical Giant.”
The picture above was taken by Nellie Smith and it includes: Luberta Smith, left; Zebedee Jones, center; and Armastine Gipson, right. Mr. Jones holds a plaque that was presented to him from Asbury United Methodist Church music department and the Cantata Community Mass Choir. The plaque reads: “In special recognition to Zebedee R. Jones for 16 years of loyal, dedicated and cooperative services through the sharing of your musical gifts that made a positive impact upon the lives of the cantata performers and many others. Presented by Asbury United Methodist Church and Cantata Community Mass Choir.”
The cantata, “Touched by a Child, Touched by a King,” by John Purifoy was performed Sunday, Dec. 17, in the sanctuary of Asbury United Methodist Church; Rev. Patrick Phillips, pastor.
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