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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 […]

18/09 September 2018

Thanksgiving with The Hoppers

by Alan Phillips   If you want to experience some of the best in Southern Gospel with your family this Thanksgiving season, the incredible multi-award winning family group The Hoppers are coming through town to West Meadows Baptist Church in Edmonton, and Bethany Chapel in Calgary on their Canadian Thanksgiving Concert Tour 2018.  Known as […]

18/09 September 2018

There is good work yet to do

an interview with Steve Bell   It’s been another busy year for me with the usual spate of concerts in churches across the continent. This has been the main focus of my work for the last thirty years and I still enjoy it as much as ever, as I have come to understand my vocation […]

18/07 July 2018

Frenchman River Gospel Jam – it’s worth the drive

by Dorothy Lethbridge   The Frenchman River Gospel Jam (FRGJ) is one of Canada’s largest and longest running Gospel Music festivals. The event has provided outstanding entertainment and worship for almost three decades.  Located in south west Saskatchewan, Shaunavon, with its down to earth hospitality, is known for the most Olympians per capita of any […]

18/06 June 2018

20 years of music and ministry – Canada’s Gospel Music celebration

by Alan Phillips   For 20 years, Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration has become the largest gospel music event in Canada, strategically located in the beautiful city of Red Deer, Alberta. Artists and fans from all over North America will gather for a three-day Uptown Camp Meeting this summer, on the weekend of July 12, 13, […]

18/06 June 2018

Praise in the Park 2018 – Bower Ponds, Red Deer

Photo Credit: Peter Fleck   by Peter Biggs   Five years ago, a Church homegroup began to discuss ideas on how to impact their community. Excitement and vision grew… their church was supportive… the first Praise in the Park started to come together…  An outside Sunday afternoon and evening inter-congregational city-wide worship event. The venue […]

18/04 April 2018

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – THEATRE

The Painted Fish Performing Arts Society will present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s famous musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, April 26-29, and May 3-6, 2018 at the Cite Des Rocheuses Theatre, 4800 Richard Rd. SW, Calgary. Evening performances begin at 7:30 pm and matinees are at 2 pm. This light-hearted look at […]

18/04 April 2018

A community of courage

By Katie Pearn Fighting for justice is a team sport. That is what the choir members of Harmony through Harmony (HtH) want to demonstrate in their ninth annual spring awareness concert. “We believe God made us to be in community,” says Becky Timmons, HtH producer. “If we try to tackle the injustices of the world […]