Sunday, February 25, 2007
Keith and Kristyn Getty Return to Scottsdale
What a privilege it is to sing with the composer of some of my favorite songs! Keith and Kristyn were last here in November of 2005. It's about time they came back!
Although "In Christ Alone" has been recorded my many artists including Avalon, The Newsboys and others - there is nothing like hearing it as the composer intended. It is evident that the song was written not as a showcase for the vocal ability of the artist but rather as a thoughtful meditation. It is very interesting to hear the song with the phrasing, the dynamics and the tempo that the composer intended. Here is a link to the story behind the song. Of course we did more than just "In Christ Alone." We also sang "There is a Higher Throne" and "The Power of the Cross." Kristyn treated us to solo performances of "Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer" and "Speak O Lord."
It was a great morning in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona.