Current music

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Yahweh
Trevor Dick
Trevor Dick’s CD Yahweh is a passionate compilation of well-known hymns and newly written songs. The songs presented on the disc cross musical boundaries into a wide variety of genres, and could therefore appeal to a wide audience of music lovers.

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Current Music

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Love Shines
Cathy AJ Hardy
Openness can threaten some, while it refreshes others. Love Shines will refresh those who are ready for it.

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Short stuff

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Oral researchers in DR Congo collect stories of faith; Canadian baritone honoured; WebPurify filters online profanity

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CMU to celebrate 10th anniversary with spring concerts

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Choral singing has been a beloved Mennonite activity for more than 100 years, and Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) will commemorate its 10th anniversary with two spring concerts: Mar. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, and Mar. 27 at 3:00 p.m. in Mennonite Collegiate Institute’s (MCI) Buhler Hall, Gretna, Man.

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Short stuff

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

“Healing Memories” now available in four languages; Starfield, Chic Gamine get Juno nomination

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Folk balladeer explores electronica

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sufjan Stevens
Sufjan Stevens has been releasing electronic and folk music on the Asthmatic Kitty label since 2000, but is most well known for his 2005 album Illinois, which is often listed as one of the best albums of the decade.

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Young talents harmonize and instruct

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dappled Things
Friesen Family Band
I was truly inspired by Dappled Things, the second CD produced by the Friesen Family Band from Edmonton. Chris Friesen, pastor at Lendrum MB Church, his wife Louise, and their five children sing and make music together. The older four children (9–16) join their parents in singing amazing harmony, beautiful solos, and exquisite instrument playing. The youngest (3 years old) sings with the family at home and appears once or twice during concerts.

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Music is “thought-calming”

Friday, January 1, 2010

Trust
Artist: gemma
Trust, the second album from gemma, is a warm, gentle walk through the music of Taizé. With harp, panflute, violin, and gentle percussion, Trust has a Celtic-inspired sound, but expect emotive and peaceful music rather than jigs and reels.

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The Word in worship

Friday, January 1, 2010

How much of your worship service is spent reading and hearing Scripture? Ten percent? Fifteen? More? Less? In 2004, Constance Cherry, who teaches worship and Christian ministries at Indiana Wesleyan University, surveyed a wide variety of churches in the U.S. to see how much time was spent reading Scripture during worship. She discovered that in traditional, contemporary and “blended” churches, only 2–5 percent of the service was spent reading the Word. In most congregations, significantly more time was taken for announcements than for Scripture reading.

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New spin on old favourites

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Just As I Am
Artist: Carol Peters
Instrumental CDs can be hard to critique, as the musical range can be as broad as one’s personal taste. Carol Peters, an accomplished pianist, displays her love for both music and life in the CD Just As I Am, produced and engineered by Roy Salmond.

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Faith, hope, love, and life

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Rural UrbanitisMartin BlumrichRural Urbanitis is a fresh and exciting collection of acoustic/folk-style music with inspiring, honest, and hope-filled lyrics. This multi-talented musician and songwriter sings of faith, hope, and love, as it intersects with life. Martin Blumrich wrote all but one song, and in short notes in the CD jacket, describes the inspirations for each of them.

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Mombâcho

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mike Janzen Trio
Mambâcho
Mike Janzen has accompanied Steve Bell for several years in a variety of ways, enough to establish himself as an accomplished keyboardist and arranger, but his first studio album further displays his broadening musical skills as a jazz writer and band leader…

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Short Stuff

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Music lovers and musicians from across North America and the world will converge at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, Ont., June 4–8 for Sound in the Lands 09. The festival, organized by Carol Ann Weaver, associate professor of music at the college, celebrates and explores Mennonite-related music and will include performances, workshops, and academic presentations.

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Destination Unknown

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Adam Padfield
Gratitude permeates winning debut
Adam Padfield’s debut album, Destination Unknown, won the 2007 Gospel Music Association Covenant Award for Best Blues/Jazz Album of the year, and it’s easy to understand why. The album is an impressive musical experience with great attention to detail…

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Honest lyrics point to God’s grace

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Altar Songs
Artist: Jason Topnik
Altar Songs is a solo project by Jason Topnik, a Winnipeg songwriter and member at Crossroads MB Church. The album offers a collection of music that speaks with honesty and conviction of one who is on a spiritual journey…

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