Victory In Praise Music And Arts Seminar Mass Choir - Any Day

Monday 1st February 1999
Victory In Praise Music And Arts Seminar Mass Choir - Any Day
Victory In Praise Music And Arts Seminar Mass Choir - Any Day

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 307-156
LABEL: Verity 01241-43117-2
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1


Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

The US gospel choir scene shows no sign of abating its growth or its quality, and in John P Kee it has an established choir director whose track record stands comparison with the best. On the other hand, choir music can sometimes be hollering by numbers, with musical quality submerged in sheer volume masquerading as anointing. On the whole this doesn’t fall into that trap; sure, the soloists give it their all, but the choir is kept in check, and there are some urban grooves to go with the usual gospel rhythms and the slow shouters. Having said that, proceedings do get dragged out a bit, 64 minutes for 11 songs is a bit too much of a good thing. Gospel choir fanatics will be delighted; those whose music tastes are more catholic (in the non-church sense of the word) might like to pass on this one.

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