Continental Singers - Hold Up The Light

Thursday 1st November 1990
Continental Singers - Hold Up The Light
Continental Singers - Hold Up The Light

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 24174-26253

Reviewed by Phil Thomson

In Holland recently, I met Nancy Waggoner. She described the Continentals as 'a college on the road.' She should know. She's PA to Cam Florida, and Cam Florida, their MD and producer of this album, "is" The Continental Singers. For decades, his brand of easy-listening, evangelistic choir tour has reached the parts that other Christian music doesn't reach. And on both sides of the Atlantic. 'Hold Up The Light', out of the American Continentals stable, is faithful to the formula, displaying all the vitality and dedication of musically-minded missioners, yet tastefully arranged to avoid the excesses normally associated with much choir packaging. This absence of indulgence should fall well on the European ear. The lyrics are up front, the singing, rich and harmonious. It is a fine showcase of their undoubted professionalism and style. Furthermore, their relative anonymity and longevity are refreshingly at variance with a world of short-lived Christian 'stars'.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Virginia Hunsaker in South Ogden, Utah @ 06:15 on Sep 19 2013

I am searching for a way to get a copy of the tape from your tour that you did in 1990. My family was coming out of the LDS/Mormon church at that time and that experience with the continentals was and has always been very special to us. Is there any way I can purchase a tape/ cd / digital version?

Posted by John (Jack) Parr in Pompano Beach, Floria @ 17:24 on Dec 29 2011

I am perhaps the "oldest" Continental in the world, having traveled with the group in 1968 with Ken and Nancy Waggoner, whom I came to love and cherish and with whom my memories of ministry that summer have not faded with age. God Bless Ken and Nancy, wherever they are.

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