Today was week 2 of the Let It Be Christmas series at GracePoint. I was on the sound board again today – which isn’t the best place to actually enjoy the service. You’re constantly analyzing how things sound, or trying to fix something.
- Help – The Beatles (walk-in)
- Break Free – Hillsong
- Take It All – Hillsong
- Sing to the King – Billy James Foote/Passion
- Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
- Jesus Paid It All – Kristian Stanfill (offering)
Help rocked! We’re discovering that Andy’s voice is well suited to The Beatles.
Break Free is one we started using earlier this year. I love the funky bridge. A great uptempo song from down under. Andy was on lead vocal duties again.
Take It All is another great rocker from Hillsong. It’s nice because we can do it with male or female vocals. I think we’ve done it both ways, but usually it’s Amy, since she rocks it so well. We use the standard arrangement for both of the Hillsong tunes. (Hillsong songs sounds kind of redundant doesn’t it…)
Sing to the King is quickly becoming one of the church’s favorite songs. Christina nailed the song, as always. Jeff was awesome on the guitar solo. Interestingly, this was the third lead guitarist we’ve used on this song. More interesting is that they’ve created three completely different guitar solos for it. [edit: video has been added to youtube! check it out.]
Eleanor Rigby was the traditional Beatles arrangement. We had a guest cellist, Arleigh Aldrich, from the Wichita Symphony. Amy covered the violins, etc… on the keyboard. Andy was on lead vocals again. The song was simply incredible. It tied in really well with Bryson’s message. We need Arleigh back again sometime.
Jesus Paid It All is stealthy. It’s not typical Edge of Grace fare, but it works awesome for us. I love the dynamics of the song. It’s another one that works well for both male and female vocals. In the second service, we changed things up a bit during the offering and Amy led an incredible time of worship after the message. The song ended (second service only) with Amy ad libbing while Andy sang the chorus over and over. God was definitely moving this morning!
I also want to give a special shout out to Carlos for surviving his first week on bass. Carlos plays in a local rock band that I remember the name of right now. He did a great job! That’s about all I’ve got without going into the myriad of technical glitches this morning.
Have an awesome week!