Robson Choir Performs an Exhilarating Concert

Frances Hackley, Publicity Chair

The Robson Ranch Music Club’s Community Choir performed their spring concert titled “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, A Gospel Celebration” on April 2 and 3. The choir was, of course, under the direction of our renowned director Arturo Ortega and accompanied by the accomplished Paul Lees. The “good news” (meaning of the word gospel) is that just what I said would happen, happened. The audience was gobsmacked! They were awestruck from the very beginning. The performance began with the “This Little Light of Mine,” solo by Michele Boscoe, which smacked everyone into knowing right away that they were in for one invigorating ride. Every song triggered a different heartfelt emotion for the listeners. The song “The Old Rugged Cross” brought smiles, as the familiar song’s words brought back sweet memories. Then, all enjoyed and tapped along to the lively “Just a Little Talk with Jesus” solo by John Stanton and Dee Kurtz. Other favorites were “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” “Wade in the Water,” and, of course, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” The harmonies in the song “In the Sweet By-and-By,” were astounding and deliberate, leaving the audience with chills at the end. The concert ended with “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” an English hymn written in 1707. The words were especially stirring for the Easter season. If this concert didn’t ignite joy or exhilaration, then I suggest getting checked for a pulse! In the end, though elated in the experience and wanting more, everyone was left with a profound sense of peace and tranquility, as if truly being “held in His hands.” We thank the community for their support. Your support enables us in bringing good music to Robson, which is what we love to do.

Next up for the Music Club is a dance on July 1. This is our 4th of July dance and celebration. The Music Club will be introducing a new band to the Ranch. They are the K. Ellingson Group. They will be performing selections of jazz, pop, blues, country, and swing for your listening and dancing pleasure. We hope you come, welcome, and enjoy this group. The band is well known in the DFW area, having performed at Grapefest, The Balcony, Soho Mio, and other venues. Then the Denton Community Band finally comes back for a 4th of July concert. Not having been here since 2019, they will play patriotic tunes to ignite your patriotic spirit (one performance only).

The choir will be taking a break for summer but will start up at the end of August. Rehearsals will begin for our Veterans Day concert, and on Oct. 28 the annual Scary-oke will take place. For all information about the Music Club’s upcoming events and concerts, go to