Carols In The City
Carols in the City is a joyful celebration of the message and hope of Christmas which takes some of our best known timeless carols and brings them right up to date with soulful contemporary arrangements. It is produced by Nigel Hemming (producer and worship leader based at the Vineyard church in Birmingham) who has developed the arrangements and assembled a team of talented local musicians and worship leaders from various church traditions.
Carols in the City is a fantastic Christmas celebration in Birmingham which we have been part of for the last seven years. A crowd of local churches take over the city centre on a Saturday in December and share God's love with Christmas shoppers in loads of practical ways. We do free present wrapping and face painting, a tree of hope, sweet and balloon giveaways, refreshments and entertainment. Then, as it gets dark, several thousand people gather for an open air celebration led by a funky band and gospel choir. We're thrilled that the city council partners with us and has helped with funding as the event has grown.
Over the years, we've developed a music style that is lively and easy to sing along with so that anyone can join in whatever their background. Our aim is that this recording captures some of the vibe of the event and allows anyone listening at home to celebrate the joy and hope of Christmas. We've also produced a resource site where anyone can download backing tracks and lead sheets in order to recreate these arrangements at their own Christmas events or services.
We're excited to share the atmosphere of Carols in the City through this project.
Produced by Nigel Hemming
Recorded by Jimmy Cooke
Mixed by Trevor Michael
Silent Night simply brings together the best Christmas recordings from the Vineyard from over the years. Featuring some of the best-known worship leaders from around the Vineyard world singing arrangements of some of the most loved carols and Christmas songs.
This album is ideal for the Christmas season or maybe even as a stocking filler!
1. GLORY TO GOD
2. GOD REST YOU MERRY GENTLEMEN
3. ANGELS FROM THE REALMS OF GLORY
4. WE THREE KINGS
5. O COME, O COME, EMMANUEL
6. HUMBLE KING
7. SILENT NIGHT
8. HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING
9. WHAT CHILD IS THIS?
10. O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL