BBC to film a Documentary at NQC
BBC, the broadcasting corporation with the largest audience in the world, recently announced that they are sending a crew to the National Quartet Convention to film a documentary on Southern Gospel Music. [EDIT, 11/9/10: The link is broken and has been removed.]
“A form of music that is often ignored by the mainstream media, Southern gospel has a long history as rich as other more celebrated genres,” Sebastian Barfield, producer of the documentary, said in a news release.
“This program we are producing will look at the music’s history, filming at the 50th Annual National Quartet Convention in Louisville, as well as the 104th United Sacred Harp Convention in Alabama.”
The Louisville Courier-Journal article added that the documentary is to include interviews with Southern Gospel pioneers and new artists. It will be titled “Gloryland” and is scheduled for broadcast later this year.