Keith & Kristyn Getty - Live At The Gospel Coalition
STYLE: Hymnody RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 141993-21261 LABEL: Getty Music 000768533024 FORMAT: CD Album RELEASE DATE: 2013-08-13 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
If you're looking for a track which is so full of worship atmosphere that it is almost bound to bring you to your knees in adoration, may I suggest the final track here where the much loved hymn "Holy Holy Holy" is sung acappella by a congregation of 5,000. Clearly the national conference of the Gospel Coalition held in Orlando, Florida, was a very special event and in Keith and Kristyn they were blessed to have two powerfully anointed ministers to direct the worship. Drawing both on ancient hymnody ("When I Survey The Wondrous Cross" and "Kyrie Eleison") and the Gettys' best loved songs ("In Christ Alone" and "The Power Of The Cross") and with arrangements which take in their hybrid of Celtic and Americana influences, the affect is truly captivating. Probably the best live worship album of 2013.
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In the spring of 2013, the National Conference of The Gospel Coalition was held in Orlando, Florida, and was attended by some 5,000 people from more than 40 countries and 49 US States. Through sermons, presentations, and discussions, the assembly contemplated anew the peace man has with God because of and through Christ and considered application of the gospel in missions and in daily work.
The corporate response in music was led by Keith and Kristyn Getty and recorded for this album. Traditional and modern hymns provide the repertoire, including several selections from the Gettys' well-known catalogue. From upbeat hymns of praise and adoration, to moments of deep reflection and anthems of dedication, this compilation is not only a reflection of the conference but a tool for believers and churches around the world.
Includes new recordings of some of the Gettys' favourite traditional hymns (Holy, Holy, Holy, The Wondrous Cross, and others).
Introduces a brand new hymn of praise (Lift High the Name of Jesus) written with the project's producer, Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe, Matthew West).
Recorded in partnership with The Gospel Coalition (thegospelcoalition.org) whose leadership includes well-known authors, speakers and pastors such as its founder, Don Carson, and Tim Keller, John Piper, and Alistair Begg.