Visual Ministry Choir - Visually Speaking

Wednesday 1st December 1999
Visual Ministry Choir - Visually Speaking
Visual Ministry Choir - Visually Speaking

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Mini-album
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

No doubt you read all about London's brightest new choir in CR52 and let's say up front that their reputation is richly deserved. The logistical problems in holding together a choir, let alone developing one without help of a church or denomination would daunt the most gifted organisational spirit, and Visual Ministry's Junior Spence is to be applauded for not only keeping the Visuals together but getting them some high profile exposure. On the plus side of this 8-song release is a rich blend of voices and one or two nice production touches from Nicky Brown. On the minus side there are simply too many songs of similar tempo and feel so that despite even with its brevity, the album sags somewhat. But on the joyful opener "I Can Go To The Rock" (there's also a remix) or the dead slow and bluesy "Because Of You" with Lurine Cato turning in a fine vocal) the effect is as spirit lifting as any of America's hot choirs.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Reader Comments

Posted by shola joseph in north london @ 00:12 on Nov 7 2008

i was present at the launching of this great album. i wish i had stayed at the church in stamford estate, but all is well. God is residence in the praise of visually ministry choir. question can you tell me when next is vmc concert?

Posted by Magdalena in Warszawa/ London @ 21:05 on Jul 5 2005

This is the best Gospel Choir in the world!

The opinions expressed in the Reader Comments are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms.

Add your comment

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.