STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11678-DVD111 LABEL: Hosanna 000768302019 FORMAT: DVD Music video ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2004-08-06 RRP: £2.99
Reviewed by Lins Honeyman
Recorded live in Brian Doerksen's hometown of Abbotsford in British Columbia, this is a spectacular example of live worship. Based on the wall building theme of Nehemiah 4, this is an illustration of not only the different arts glorifying God but also of diverse people coming together regardless of denomination. For the most part, Doerksen leads worship with an extremely accomplished band and, although he could never hold claim to the strongest of voices, his delivery of both the songs and the introductions point straight to God. Doerksen and his musicians are complemented by a large voice chorus, a children's choir and an orchestra together with ongoing dance, banners, multimedia and drama which includes the physical building of a wall during the event to keep the focus on the theme. In addition to the concert, 'Today' utilises the special features option to maximum effect giving us enlightening concert and family documentaries, interviews with Doerksen himself, band member profiles and even a drumcam for the drum enthusiast! Over and above this array of footage and information, the theme constantly stays centred on the goal of lifting high the name of Jesus and this DVD will minister to many people.
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At any given time we stand between the promises of tomorrow and yesterday's memories. It's here where we have the choice to turn back in discouragement or press on in God's grace. Recorded live in Brian's hometown of Abbotsford, Canada, this new Hosanna! album draws together a 75 voice choir, children's choir, 12-piece orchestra and Mennonite Jazz to produce a varied and rich body of worship that reveals God' grace and strength for our 'today'. Includes: 'You are everything, Hear from heaven, I see the cross.'