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19/05 May 2019

Music notes – reviews

by Kevin Pollard   Danny Gokey: Haven’t Seen It Yet, Capital CMG, 2019 It’s been more than a decade since we heard the voice of Danny Gokey on American Idol. After his debut country album, Danny began to release a string of Christian albums with hits like, “Hope In Front of Me,” “Tell Your Heart […]

19/05 May 2019

Soul Cries: more than a concert

by Joyce Rempel   You’ve read them, prayed them, perhaps even wailed them in your deepest anguish: prayers from the Bible, uttered in centuries past by real people in real places and recorded for our encouragement in the pages of scripture. Now a Calgary composer, Jayne Luy, has transformed some of these prayers into lush […]

19/03 March 2019

Music: Covenant Awards, upcoming concerts and more

by Kevin Pollard   Covenant Award Winners The 40th Annual Covenant Awards presented by GMA Canada took place in Edmonton, January 24 as Canadian Christian Music was celebrated. Top honours went to the band, The Color, who won six awards including Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Radio Song of the Year. […]

19/03 March 2019

Master’s Academy concert choir earns national honours

The Grade 4-6 Concert Choir is coming off an impressive top 10 finish in a recent music competition which attracted more than a thousand entries from across the country. Not content to rest on their laurels, however, the students are looking to turn things up another notch for upcoming competitions. Music teachers, Cheri Peters and […]

19/02 Feb 2019

Hope’s Creed

by Joyce Rempel   Hope’s Creed is a new band turning heads in Alberta’s Christian music scene. After releasing their first EP in 2017, the Calgary-based worship collective won a spot to perform in 2018 at No Greater Love. They opened concerts in Calgary, Red Deer, and Edmonton for Nashville artist, Jason Gray. They also […]

19/02 Feb 2019

Spotlight on music

Reviews by Kevin Pollard   Chris Tomlin: Holy Roar, Sparrow Records, 2018 Veteran worship leader and songwriter Chris Tomlin releases his eighth album, Holy Roar, with the title track that declares that we are approaching God to give Him what He is worthy of: a holy roar of worship. “Praise Him Forever” is a fun, […]

19/02 Feb 2019

Seek Justice Summit

by Katie Pearn   When you hear the terms ‘human trafficking’ or ‘sexual violence and exploitation’, what comes to mind? For some, it may bring up horrifying scenes from movies like Taken, or images of foreign women trapped against their wills. These types of images certainly represent part of the issue, but it may be […]

19/01 Jan 2019

Kevin’s picks for 2018 Album of the year

by Kevin Pollard   Lauren Daigle: Look Up Child, Centricity, 2018 With this sophomore album and her first single “You Say” Lauren Daigle has received both critical acclaim and chart-topping success. This is what I expected from this new artist, but the mainstream exposure through opportunities performing on The Ellen Show, Tonight Show with Jimmy […]

18/12 Dec 2018

Music for a 12th Night: investing in hope

by Katie Pearn   The Christmas season is a time of hope, joy and generosity. A time where we reflect on the gift of Jesus and the hope and transformation He brought to the world. This Christmas season, Albertans have an opportunity to show their generosity, while taking in some gorgeous music through the Music […]

18/12 Dec 2018

Music Reviews by Kevin Pollard

Matt Maher: The Advent of Christmas, Essential Records, 2018 The Advent of Christmas is Matt Maher’s first full-length Christmas album and features a mix of classic carols with new originals. It is the new songs found here that remind you what a great songwriter Maher is. These are perfect songs for church worship teams to […]