Juanita Bynum & Jonathan Butler - Gospel Goes Classical

Published Thursday 3rd May 2007
Juanita Bynum & Jonathan Butler - Gospel Goes Classical
Juanita Bynum & Jonathan Butler - Gospel Goes Classical

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21195-12266
LABEL: Maranatha 738597189425
RELEASE DATE: 2006-11-30
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Aaron Ferris

Recorded live at Alys Stephens Performing Arts Centre in Birmingham, Alabama and already a big hit Stateside, this is a lively and energetic two disc project. 'Celebrate the convergence of gospel, jazz, praise and worship and classical music!' is the exhortation from the back sleeve. From the off the undoubted professional production is apparent, pulling out all the stops whilst also effectively capturing the power and live sound of the full classical orchestra and large choir as the crowd whoops, cheers and applauds in response at every available occasion. Juanita Bynum's introductions and short stories encourage the congregation into vociferous participation building the euphoria before the choir fills the venue. Enhanced with two helpings of live footage, the talents of the two main performers are visually showcased during "One Night With The King" and "We Need You Lord" while also giving an insight into the sheer enormity and magnitude of the night's events.

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Product Description
Juanita Bynum and Jonathan Butler, two of the most gifted artists in music, took the stage to bring fans Gospel Music Classical, an event of praise, inspiration and encouragement.
Anointed minister, author and singer Bynum was joined by contemporary Jazz and Gospel artist Butler to share new songs and fan favourites in classical music splendour.
The orchestra and choir were led by renowned arranger/conductor, Dr. Henry Panion, III (Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, The Winans).
The extraordinary live performances of Bynumís One Night With The King and Holy Lamb, and Butlerís Falling In Love With Jesus and Donít You Worry were capped off with a very special duet of the worshipful declaration of declaration of dependence on the Lord, I Donít Mind Waiting.

Reader Comments

Posted by lindsay hector in south africa @ 13:08 on Apr 12 2013

absolutely my best musical experience

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