In the words of George Frideric Händel, when asked what his feelings were on writing the ‘Halleluja Chorus’, he said, “I should be sorry if I only entertained them, I wish to make them better.”
We have thoroughly enjoyed working on this recording, from the many hours tuning the organ right down to the final take! Our vision was to take these sacred oratorio arias from well-known composers, and step outside of convention. We wanted to bring a fresh sound to these arias, by exploring the beautiful and varied colours of the organ and the voice. The idea began a year ago when we collaborated on a number of these arias for Sunday services and thought it would be a marvelous idea to put all of our collaborations on disc. These arias were recorded at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church in Toronto, Canada June 28 to July 7 2009. They indeed represent some of the best in sacred classical repertoire, and it is our hope that they will inspire and uplift your soul.