Posts Tagged ‘Christian musicians’

Heavy metal musician turned priest uses his talents in church fundraiser

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Andy Eldred, a priest who ministers at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Carterton, has a passion for music, but not just of the variety found in traditional hymn books. He was once a heavy metal musican about to hit the big time when he put a rifle to his head and contemplated pulling the trigger. Read more

Christian Musician Matt Maher’s concert – promo code to get your ticket

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

There is only a matter of a few weeks left to get your tickets to see internationally acclaimed Canadian Christian singer and songwriter, Matt Maher perform at Auckland’s Victory Convention this December. Matt will be joined by support acts, New Zealand performers, Grace Worship and Monique Holden. Since launching his 2008 major label debut, Maher Read more

Peter Godfrey, the ‘father’ of NZ Choral Music has died

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Peter Godfrey passed away last night at the age of 95. Peter was born in England but travelled to New Zealand in 1958 to take up the position of Lecturer in Music at Auckland University, which he held from 1958-1973. Later he became Professor of Music until 1982 (1974-1982). During this time he directed Auckland’s Read more

A rock band – 11 Nuns in full habit

Monday, September 25th, 2017

A group of Sisters formed a Latin pop and rock band in Peru three years ago and now find themselves with an international following. They go on stage wearing traditional black-and-white habits The Sisters, who come from eight countries and range in age from 20s to 40s, insist they aren’t rock stars. But they certainly Read more

2 priests combine their talents to produce new album

Friday, August 28th, 2015

A large crowd attended a concert at St Peter and Paul’s Lower Hutt last Friday. The concert took place to launch Angel of the Forest, a new album by well known singer, Fr Chris Skinner. A special feature of the concert was the performance of five songs with lyrics by another well known priest Fr James Read more

The church of U2

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

A few years ago, I was caught up in a big research project about contemporary hymns (or “hymnody,” as they say in the trade). I listened to hundreds of hymns on Spotify; I interviewed a bunch of hymn experts. What, I asked them, was the most successful contemporary hymn—the modern successor to “Morning Has Broken” Read more