All Souls Orchestra, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Graham Kendrick, Jonathan Veira - Prom Praise: 40th Anniversary

Published Monday 18th March 2013
All Souls Orchestra, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Graham Kendrick, Jonathan Veira - Prom Praise: 40th Anniversary
All Souls Orchestra, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Graham Kendrick, Jonathan Veira - Prom Praise: 40th Anniversary

STYLE: Orchestral
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 130000-19736
LABEL: Kingsway KWCD3332
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 2
EXTRAS: Bonus DVD
RELEASE DATE: 2012-10-01
RRP: £4.00

Reviewed by Brendan O'Regan

Anyone with broad tastes in music will find lots to admire and enjoy on this CD and DVD. There's fine choral singing, for example on the familiar opening hymn, "Praise My Soul, The King Of Heaven", though as it's live with an orchestra it's hard at times to make out the words (on the DVD you can switch on the words as subtitles). There's also some serious classical stuff here as well, from the likes of Handel ("Zadok The Priest") and Elgar ("Allegro: Finale From Enigma Variations"), all played with aplomb by the fine All Souls Orchestra. Familiar songs get an outing here, including "You Raise Me Up", "The Flower Duet" and "The Holy City", both sung by tenor Jonathan Veira. However, fans of contemporary praise music are not left out - there are some beautiful songs by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, with the lovely vocals of Kristyn Getty prominent on these - my favourite being "In Christ Alone". Some Graham Kendrick songs feature as well and I loved the calypso flavoured "The Trumpets Sound (The Feast Is Ready)", which featured lead vocals from Kendrick himself. There is a comprehensive booklet, with detailed credits and all lyrics. I just wanted to be there in that audience at the Royal Albert Hall to watch Noel Tredinnick conduct the proceedings, and I got to come close to that - though it's not clear from the notes, the DVD features the full concert, with extra tracks and features. It's a brilliant addition, beautifully filmed, and perfectly captures the spirit of the occasion. I'd highly recommend watching the DVD first.

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Product Description
With an amazing four decades behind them, it's time to celebrate the great work of the All Souls Orchestra. Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, this CD/DVD features special guests Keith and Kristyn Getty, Graham Kendrick, conductor Noel Tredinnick and singer Jonathan Veira.

Songs include In Christ Alone, Holy Spirit and Still My Soul Be Still. As ever, the standard of musicianship is second to none, making this album a symphony of praise from start to finish.

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