New CD ‘Hallelujah!’
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Choir’s amazing journey and celebration of singing, their latest CD Hallelujah! was launched on Saturday 10 September at the world premiere of My Fare Label at BMW Edge Theatre, Federation Square.
With beautiful new arrangements of some of the greatest pop classics including Robbie Williams’ Angels and LRBs’ Help Is On It’s Way, the choir shines with it’s display of extraordinary solo talents and ensemble, as they are joined by legendary Pop Diva, Grace Knight from Eurogliders, who is also a proud Patron of the choir, with their classic 1980 hit Heaven.
There are four original new songs written and tailored by Founding Music Director Jonathon Welch, especially for the choir, with lyrics to ‘Fabulous’, the opening number of the musical, being penned by the Choir members themselves.
Joining the ranks of the Choir’s Patrons is Bruce Woodley, member of the iconic The Seekers and composer of the great Australian anthem I Am Australian, with two beautiful new verses written especially for the choir by Bruce, along with the world premiere of a new song Will Sing For Food by Rob Draper with Mark Holden, also a Patron of the choir, performing in the backings.
The Choir has also become renowned for their version of the great Leonard Cohen masterpiece ‘Hallelujah’ and the Choir’s new version of this heartachingly melancholy melody, with stunning piano accompaniment and the interpolation of Latin text ‘ubi caritas et amor deus ibi est’ (where there is charity and love, there is god), brings a whole new interpretation and light to one of the most recorded songs of all times.
The Choir’s recording of Amazing Grace, as heard on this new CD, has also been used as a dramatic ending to the controversial first season of ‘Underbelly’ in February 2011.
Hallelujah! CD can be purchased by sending a cheque for $30 (includes postage and handling) made out to Melbourne Street Choir Inc to PO BOX 3006 SYNDAL VIC 3149. Download, Print and complete CD Order Form – Hallelujah or complete electronically and print CD Order Form – Hallelujah
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