Birmingham Citadel Songsters - Crossover

Published Sunday 26th July 2009
Birmingham Citadel Songsters - Crossover
Birmingham Citadel Songsters - Crossover

STYLE: Choral
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 79194-15387
LABEL: 24981
RRP: £11.95

Reviewed by Graham Bellamy

From their opening statement the Songsters advise us to "Proclaim The Glory", written by Southern gospel's Dwight Lyles and Niles Borup and given a stirring arrangement by J Daniel Smith. But then we encounter Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice with a medley from Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The fact that the Birmingham Citadel Songsters are pitching this release far beyond the confines of committed Salvationists is further reinforced when the Vicar Of Dibley makes an appearance, or at least Howard Goodall's version of the familiar music to "Psalm 23". Elsewhere there's a variety of musical moods from Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World" performed in a medley with the modern hymn "This Is My Father's World" through to much loved hymnody like "How Sweet The Sound".

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