Sunday, October 18, 2009

Unshakable

I'm exhausted. And with good reason. A few weeks ago I told you about the new CD our worship team recorded. Or maybe I didn't. I don't think I wrote a full post about it; I just sort of alluded to it here and there. On September the 12th, we did another live recording concert for our new CD, Unshakable, the follow-up to last year's Reach Out....
This weekend, we went back to Ardent Studios to finish up recording.We worked on eight songs, about an hour on each song. Very repetitive and very tiring. But Latch (Jason Latshaw), our mixer and Producer, wouldn't settle for anything but excellence. So, we did each song until it was right.

I love my Worship Team. I love being the alto section leader. They make me smile more often than not, sometimes by just thinking about them. The Worship Ministry is so much a part of my and Sound Man's life that I can't imagine life without them. My blog is just a collection of glimpses into my life, so I wanted to give you one of those glimpses into my weekend spent with some of my favorite people in the world.
Getting ready to sing, Saturday morning. Kim, our director. Sorry for the ghost. Don't know what my camera was doing. Kim directed us last year, too. She is SO good. She and I share directing responsibilities...she directs the choir one weekend, and I direct the next. But for such detailed work as we were doing yesterday and today, as well as the concert, level headed-ness was a must. Not one of my strong points. It IS one of Kim's, though. She is one of the ones who make me smile.
My crazy altos...I heart them!
Cele

J.B. ~ She wrote many of the songs on the CD. Did I mention that all of them were original songs that our song writing team wrote? Mmm-hmm. A talented group, I tell you.

Here's Latch, our producer. He takes nothing less than perfection!For lunch on Saturday, several us went to the same place we went last year, The Blue Monkey...It's a bar. Yes, a bunch of Baptist choir members went to a bar to eat lunch. That sounds like the beginning of a joke, doesn't it?
Tricia, Holly, Me, Lisa (one of my closest friends)


Back at the studio, we got ready to work again. Well, at least most of us did. These guys have made me spit diet coke more than once, particularly the two on either end.
Kevin, Billy, Jae

The sops (short for sopranos) take a break.As do some of the altos. Getting a little too comforable, don't you think?
The singing sisters, Jodi and Cindy. Jodi is an alto, Cindy is a soprano.
They have beautiful voices!
The two other section leaders, Kevin and Kim. I love them not just because they are my co-leaders, but because they each pour into my life the blessings of true friendship. I hope they would say the same of me.

And, like last year, here's a snippet of what we did. This is at the end of the last song that will be on the CD, "Unstained Blood," but it's part of the old hymn, "Oh, the Blood of Jesus". It's a little grainy sounding...I think my camera does that when it starts to get too full a memory, and this vid is two minutes long...a little long for my camera. And sorry that all you hear is my loudness. If this sounds a bit slow and mellow, don't be fooled. It's at the end of a jammin' song. I wish I had recorded some of "Unshakable," the title track. Mmm-hmm. Rockin'. Anyway, here's your snippet of the day...
video


I count it a great privilege to be a part of this team! Thanks for walking through my weekend with me!

6 comments:

"Intentionally Katie" said...

How amazing!

Teri Lynne said...

And so how do I get a copy of these CDs? You left out that important detail, sweet friend! And, btw, I love the autumnal look ... beautiful!

Amber said...

Wow! How exciting!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Looks like fun! Wish I could sing. That is one favor Im going to ask God for when I get to heaven...I want to sing..."good"!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Thanks for coming to work with me...pj's were a gift~

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

So fun to get your update!! YEA...altos...I think we're all a crazy bunch, aren't we? And no worries about blogger block..we all get it. :)