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20/02 Feb 2020

An evening of music

by Katie Pearn   Looking for something uplifting to beat the winter blues? How does a free concert glorifying God sound? With hundreds of voices, and a 60+ piece orchestra, Centre Street Church’s Midwinter Concert organizers, Elmer Riegel and Becky Timmons, created this event to counter the doldrums that can creep in this time of […]

20/02 Feb 2020

Music notes

  for King and Country, first Canadian tour for KING & COUNTRY has kicked off 2020 on a high as the duo’s unprecedented collaboration with Dolly Parton on the hit “God Only Knows” earned a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song, while the duo’s full-length album on which the song “lives, burn the […]

20/01 Jan 2020

Music notes – The year in review

by Kevin Pollard   Danny Gokey: Haven’t Seen It Yet American Idol alumni Danny Gokey on this, his fourth album, once again offers lyrics of hope set to a pop/R&B soundtrack all with his signature soulful vocal delivery that help make this my favourite album of the year. Standout tracks include the chart topping title […]

19/12 Dec 2019

Music notes – Christmas album reviews

by Kevin Pollard   Phil Wickham: Christmas As follow-up to his 2011 holiday debut, Phil Wickham has released Christmas, featuring ten songs with highlights like his fresh take on classics, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, “Joy to the World”, and “Away in a Manger”, combined with originals, such as “Face Of God,” which he co-wrote […]

19/11 NOV 2019

The Heart of Christmas – Brian Doerksen

by Marika Siewert   “Magical Lights”, “Just Before the Silent Night”, “Saddest Season”, and “Stille Nacht” are just a few of the titles you’re going to find on the brand-new, highly-anticipated Christmas album from Abbotsford native, and multi-award winning singer/songwriter, Brian Doerksen. The Heart of Christmas is Brian’s first-ever Christmas album, crowd-funded by his community […]

19/11 NOV 2019

Music Notes: Dove Awards

by Kevin Pollard   The milestone anniversary of the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards showcased the diverse genres within current Christian music, while giving props to the veterans who paved the way for these newcomers. The awards were televised on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) on October 20. Highlights from the performances included Southern Gospel’s iconic […]

19/10 Oct 2019

Music notes

by Kevin Pollard   Rend Collective will bring The Revival Anthem Tour to Canada this Fall with stops in Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna and Vancouver on October 9, 10, 11 and 12 respectively. Hailing from a small town in Northern Ireland, Rend Collective is known as a celebration band since the release of their first album, […]

19/05 May 2019

Music notes – reviews

by Kevin Pollard   Danny Gokey: Haven’t Seen It Yet, Capital CMG, 2019 It’s been more than a decade since we heard the voice of Danny Gokey on American Idol. After his debut country album, Danny began to release a string of Christian albums with hits like, “Hope In Front of Me,” “Tell Your Heart […]

19/05 May 2019

Soul Cries: more than a concert

by Joyce Rempel   You’ve read them, prayed them, perhaps even wailed them in your deepest anguish: prayers from the Bible, uttered in centuries past by real people in real places and recorded for our encouragement in the pages of scripture. Now a Calgary composer, Jayne Luy, has transformed some of these prayers into lush […]

19/03 March 2019

Music: Covenant Awards, upcoming concerts and more

by Kevin Pollard   Covenant Award Winners The 40th Annual Covenant Awards presented by GMA Canada took place in Edmonton, January 24 as Canadian Christian Music was celebrated. Top honours went to the band, The Color, who won six awards including Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Radio Song of the Year. […]