All Souls Orchestra, Noel Tredinnick - Prom Praise: How Great Thou Art

Published Thursday 24th March 2011
All Souls Orchestra, Noel Tredinnick - Prom Praise: How Great Thou Art
All Souls Orchestra, Noel Tredinnick - Prom Praise: How Great Thou Art

STYLE: Orchestral
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 96220-17574
LABEL: Kingsway KMCD3140
RELEASE DATE: 2010-10-18
RRP: £1.99

Reviewed by Helen Dean

Prom Praise continues to deliver a Last Night Of The Proms without the patriotic songs but with worship in the form of Christian hymns and the occasional modern worship song. All Souls Orchestra, conducted by the ever jaunty and dapper Noel Tredinnick, are joined by an assembled Prom Praise Choir and a number of guest artists, to give a bountiful 17 tracks on the CD and 20 on the accompanying DVD. To widen the appeal this year Beverley Trotman (known from X-Factor) sings several upbeat songs including "Feeling Good". As usual with the Prom Praise albums, the highlights were the classical pieces - Grace Yeo playing a movement from Grieg's "Piano Concerto" and choral music from Handel and Haydn sung by soprano Joanne Lunn (with trumpeter Giles Fowler on "Let The Bright Seraphim"). I was also moved by the simple and direct short talk by Hugh Palmer ("Pause For Thought" only on the DVD) although it felt slightly out of place in the otherwise richly scored jamboree. I can appreciate the intentions of including brilliant songs by Redman, Fellingham, Kendrick, Hughes and Cantelon but I think, on balance, that they are best done in a contemporary music setting, keeping to the intended time signatures and tempo. However David Hamilton's "In Christ Alone Overture" does work in a slightly puzzling way, as the hymn tune meets what sounded like a combination of Irish dance and Wild West film music.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Magnificent Seven [Listen]
2. Psalm 150 [Listen]
3. Let Everything That Has Breath [Listen]
4. Awesome God [Listen]
5. Awake Awake O Zion [Listen]
6. Let The Bright Seraphim [Listen]
7. The Marvellous Work [Listen]
8. The Heavens Are Telling [Listen]
9. In Christ Alone Overture [Listen]
10. Glorious Things Of You Are Spoken [Listen]
11. Allegro Molto Moderato (Piano Concerto In A Minor By Grieg) [Listen]
12. Sing To God New Songs Of Worship [Listen]
13. Happy Day [Listen]
14. Feeling Good [Listen]
15. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) [Listen]
16. God So Loved The World [Listen]
17. How Great Thou Art [Listen]

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Product Description

Prom Praise is an annual concert held at the Royal Albert Hall, and over the years its reputation has grown to make it a not-to-be-missed event.

Part church service, part concert, Prom Praise blends traditional hymns and worship music with an orchestral backing alongside selections of secular music. Singers and choirs perform, as well as solo musicians who all combine to create an atmosphere of celebration at each Prom Praise concert.

This year the crowd enjoyed the magnificent All Souls orchestra with the Prom Praise massed choir, as well as special guest appearances by X Factor finalist Beverley Trotman, Soprano Joanne Lunn, classical pianist Grace Yeo and trumpet virtuoso Giles Fowler.The results are stunning, whether on the full length CD or DVD recorded on the night. The repertoire spans a broad range of the very best on offer, from contemporary classics Let Everything That Has Breath and Happy Day to In Christ Alone and Awesome God, to timeless treasure like Glorious Things of You are Spoken and How Great Thou Art.

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