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Six-time Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir releases its 29th recording project in February

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 22, 2015 – 9:26 am -

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

(Brooklyn, NY) − The Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir will release its 29th album via Provident Distribution on February 10, 2015. The CD entitled, Pray, features fourteen new songs, eleven of which were co-written by choir director, Carol Cymbala.  Cymbala believes that choirs are still an integral part of congregational worship.

“The ultimate purpose of a choir is to lead the congregation into the presence of God,” says Cymbala.  “Prayer is vital.  Preparing the choir spiritually is so important. I do feel strongly that the idea of many voices lifted up to the Lord, unified and in harmony, is a powerful thing. We also read of choirs in the Bible going forth and singing before the battles were waged.”

The Choir will premiere the new recording on Sunday, February 8 at the Brooklyn Tabernacle, 17 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York at 3:00 p.m. Pray is produced by Carol Cymbala and Jason Michael Webb.

Since its inception over 40 years ago when the Choir began with only nine members, Cymbala has never read music – though she has written numerous hit songs—and the choir has never used charts.  The 300-voice choir is a blend of ethnic and economic backgrounds, with members ranging from lawyers and doctors to former drug addicts.

“While the new Pray CD has an eclectic mix of songs,” says Cymbala, “it is also reminiscent of the traditional Brooklyn Tabernacle sound.  Beyond the songs, I really believe that it is very important that the members of our choir – or any choir– should have a heart for God and a heart for ministry. Ultimately, we need to focus on seeing lives changed through the power of the Gospel in song. I pray that there would be more choirs that would be raised up in the day that we are living in so that we can sing a song of victory to our God because He is worthy of all our praises.”

The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir has performed at major music venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Madison Square Garden.  Their accolades include six Grammy Awards, seven Dove Awards (Gospel Music’s Grammy equivalent), two #1 Billboard charting CDs and over four million albums sold.  The choir sang “The Battle Hymn of The Republic” at President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to a worldwide television audience of over a billion people. The Choir has performed on various national TV shows including Good Morning America and Fox and Friends, among others.  Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir was featured on the cover of The New York Times and highlighted in Time Magazine.  The choir’s previous CD, Love Lead the Way, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel album chart last year. For more information, visit www.brooklyntabernacle.org


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Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir to perform for Fox News Christmas Eve Special

Written by SGN Scoops on December 17, 2013 – 8:43 pm -

imageBrooklyn, NY –The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir will perform for the Fox News Channel’s Christmas Eve special “A FOX & Friends Christmas” set to broadcast at 8:00 pm Eastern on December 24.  The two-hour event will feature several entertainment guests including comedian Jeff Dunham, country music artist Craig Morgan, singer Leona Lewis, and X Factor finalist Carlos Guevara, among others. Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Brian Kilmeade as well as  FOX & Friends Weekend co-hosts Tucker Carlson, Anna Kooiman and Clayton Morris will interview Governor Sarah Palin, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, along with other notable guests.

Now in its 40th year, the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir kicked the year off by singing “The Battle Hymn of The Republic” at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to a worldwide television audience of over a billion people. The Choir was featured on the cover of The New York Times and highlighted in Time Magazine.  Their 27th album, “Love Lead The Way,” debuted at #1 on iTunes Christian/Gospel albums chart.

Directed by Carol Cymbala, wife to Pastor Jim Cymbala, the 300-voice choir is a blend of ethnic and economic backgrounds, with members ranging from lawyers and doctors to former drug addicts.  Since its inception when the Choir began with only nine members, Carol has never read music – though she has written numerous hit songs—and the choir has never used charts.  To Carol, the purpose of a church choir is very specific and very essential.

“The ultimate purpose of a choir is to lead the congregation into the presence of God,” says Carol.  “Prayer is vital.  Preparing the choir spiritually is so important. I do feel strongly that the idea of many voices lifted up to the Lord, unified and in harmony, is a powerful thing. We also read of choirs in the Bible going forth and singing before the battles were waged. Beyond singing, it is also being able to minister personally to those hurting or in need of Jesus.”

The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir has performed at major music venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Madison Square Garden.  Their accolades include six Grammy Awards, seven Dove Awards (Gospel Music’s Grammy equivalent), two #1 Billboard charting CDs and over four million albums sold.  For more information, visitwww.BrooklynTabernacle.org.

 


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THE SIX-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNING BROOKLYN TABERNACLE CHOIR TO RELEASE NEW DIGITAL SINGLE “REDEEMED” DURING UPCOMING MUSIC CONFERNCE October 4-6, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York

Written by SGN Scoops on October 1, 2013 – 12:15 pm -

RedeemedIt’s been a great year for the legendary Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. The Grammy Award winning ensemble kicked the year off by singing its dynamic rendition of “The Battle Hymn of The Republic” at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol with a worldwide television audience of a billion people. The group was featured on the cover of The New York Times, highlighted in Time Magazine and performed on The Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” program. Its 27th album “Love Lead The Way” debuted at #1 on iTunes Christian/Gospel albums chart in the spring.

The choir is now prepared to close the year with a bang as the aggregation releases its latest recording “Redeemed” during The Brooklyn Tabernacle Church’s annual Music Conference that kicks off Friday, October 4th and runs through Sunday, October 6th.  On October 1st the digital release will be available for purchase exclusively on iTunes and on   www.brooklyntabernacle.org. As a bonus, the soul-stirring track will be bundled with a free-with-purchase download of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

The poignant “Redeemed” anthem was first recorded by the Christian band Big Daddy Weave and became a #1 Christian radio hit in 2012. It’s currently nominated for Dove Award as Song of the Year. “I was in Nashville mixing the `Love Lead The Way’ album and heard the song on the radio,” choir founder Carol Cymbala recalls. “I wasn’t familiar with it but it struck a chord with me. The song’s message of redemption is relevant to us all and I felt it would be a wonderful song for the choir to record for our audience.”

The choir’s majestic wall of voices creates a heavenly listening backdrop as tenor Brandon Camphor steps center stage to passionately testify of God’s forgiveness of sins, “I am redeemed, You set me free, So I’ll shake off these heavy chains. Wipe away every stain, now I’m not who I used to be, I am redeemed.” The singers are enveloped in a warm, full orchestrated cloud of aural movements that enhance the power of the song’s message yet remain true to the choir’s signature sound. Stream the song at Da Gospel Truth’s exclusive link:  http://www.dagospeltruth.com/?p=8911

The 300-voice choir is a blend of ethnic and economic backgrounds, with members ranging from lawyers and doctors to former drug addicts.  Since 1981, the choir has performed at major venues such as Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden. They’ve appeared on “Good Morning America” and other national television programs. Their amazing legacy includes six Grammy Awards, seven Dove Awards, two #1 Billboard charting CDs and over four million albums sold. Visit http://www.brooklyntabernacle.org for more news on the choir.


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