Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
Katherine's testimony is a pretty amazing one. Although she'd been involved in worship as a singer for many years, she had never considered recording a worship album, much less writing all the material herself, but an offer of hospitality to Hawaii-based singer/songwriter Carolyn Vargas in September 2000 started a chain of events that led in the autumn of 2002 to the release of 'Morningsong'. This 11-track, 51-minute CD is the follow-up, again all the lyrics are Katherine's, with producer, arranger and multi-musician Michael Sandeman collaborating on the music, and there's a contribution from Stuart Townend, who duets on one track. Luke Fellingham of Phatfish has done the mastering and the result is well produced and recorded. I'll probably incur the enduring wrath of everyone at the Church Of Christ The King, Brighton, when I say that in absolute terms, Katherine's voice is really only competent rather than outstanding, and the lyrical themes of most of the songs are familiar ones (John 3:16, Philippians 2 and Psalms 8 and 139 are among them), but she deserves credit for acting on the vision that she was given, especially as she had never written a song before in her life prior to September 2000.
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