Bishop T D Jakes & The Potter's House Mass Choir - The Storm Is Over

Published Wednesday 1st December 2004
Bishop T D Jakes & The Potter's House Mass Choir - The Storm Is Over
Bishop T D Jakes & The Potter's House Mass Choir - The Storm Is Over

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: EMI Gospel EGDVD24131
FORMAT: DVD Music video
RELEASE DATE: 2002-08-23
RRP: £16.63

Reviewed by Ato Erzan-Essien

They say everything's big in Texas and this 130-strong choir from the Dallas-based Potter's House church doesn't veer from the stereotype. Led by the seriously charismatic Bishop Jakes, this super-church is served by arguably one of the biggest and best gospel choirs in the world. The spectacle may well be regarded as over the top by British sensibilities ­ there's not only an unfeasibly large choir filling the vast auditorium that is the Potterıs House but displays of liturgical dancing and ballet thrown in for good measure; and an audience waving sparkly things throughout most of the event. But only the most stiff upper-lipped would fail to be blown away by the unbridled enthusiasm, sheer power and utter brilliance of the choir. Despite some great high-profile guest singers, along with Bishop Jakes' succinct sermonettes, the real star of the show is the choir. They are awesome ­ no two ways about it; providing a masterclass in modern gospel: tight, rangey harmonies backed by an small but fantastically skilled band. But itıs the ease with which they seem to combine a great worship experience with such a powerful performance that really leaves an impression and ultimately makes this both essential viewing and listening.

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