Posts Tagged ‘Christian Music’

Radio Rhema record collection sells for $5001

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

The Christian radio station Radio Rhema has sold off its collection of about 7000 records at auction to a Hamilton couple for $5001. The records, collected over about 40 years, were not being used so went on sale on Trade Me with a $1200 reserve after the station decided it needed to free up space. Read more

Archbishop takes to song to raise awareness of climate change

Monday, September 10th, 2018
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The Catholic Church of Fiji has launched a climate change song penned by Archbishop Peter Loy Chong. The song inspiration is taken from Pope Francis’ letter ‘Laudato Si’, Care for Our Common Home.’ The lyrics for the three verse song were written by Chong, the arrangement by the music director of the Catholic Church in Fiji, Damiano Read more

Freddy Mercury Fan? You may like this Christmas carol

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Bethlehemian Rhapsody is a parody written by Mark Bradford and directed by Darla Robinson (darla@ It tells the Christmas story in a new….and UNIQUE….way, using the music of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and some muppet-like puppets. It will touch the hearts of generations to come. Watch it

Brooke Fraser – Grammy nomination for a song she co-wrote for the Hillsong Church.

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Brooke Fraser received a Grammy nomination on Tuesday – but no one seemed to notice because it was announced using her married name. Fraser, whose married name is Brooke Ligertwood, received her first Grammy nomination in the category for Best Christian Contemporary Music Performance/Song. She received the nod for her work on What a Beautiful Read more

No more Parachute Festivals

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Organisers of the country’s longest-running event say it’s no longer viable financially and this year’s event in January was the last. The Parachute Festival  has attracted tens of thousands of fans every year to Hamilton since it began in 1992. Founder Mark de Jong, said they reduced ticket prices, slashed operation budgets and did many Read more

Kiwi music acts fail to inflate Parachute

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

It looked as if Parachute’s dumping major American bands in favour of New Zealand artists didn’t pay off this year. Festival founder Mark de Jong had told Fairfax Media earlier in the month there had been a change in the Parachute ethos this year as the average young Christian didn’t listen mostly to Christian music Read more