City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia

City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia

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It was such a good idea, no wonder they wanted to do it again. City on a Hill: Songs of Worship and Praise set a new standard for both all-star compilation projects and the burgeoning modern worship movement, racking up a Dove Award and powerful sales along the way. Sing Alleluia is the sequel to that project; Jars of Clay, Third Day, Caedmon's Call

Overview

It was such a good idea, no wonder they wanted to do it again. City on a Hill: Songs of Worship and Praise set a new standard for both all-star compilation projects and the burgeoning modern worship movement, racking up a Dove Award and powerful sales along the way. Sing Alleluia is the sequel to that project; Jars of Clay, Third Day, Caedmon's Call, FFH and the Choir, all of which appeared on the original, are joined this time around by Hill newbies Fernando Ortega, Jennifer Knapp, Nichole Nordeman, Bebo Norman, and Phil Keaggy. Reprising the successful formula of unique combinations, we have Knapp dueting with Third Day's Mac Powell on a lovely "Sing Alleluia!," while Nordeman's jazzy vocals are perfectly supported by FFH's harmonies on a radio-ready "Shine Your Light." Indeed, another strong point to this release is the songs, all of which are original (or in the case of a few traditional pieces, new arrangements). Songs like the light-rock "Communion" and the worshipful "Marvelous Light" are a nice addition to the modern worship subgenre, defying the new style's incipient stereotypes. Sing Alleluia creates a fresh atmosphere of praise and worship for a community of believers.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ashleigh Kittle
The 2002 Essential Records project City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia serves as the follow-up album to City on a Hill: Songs of Praise and Worship, which was released in 2000. Featuring a stellar lineup of artists, including Third Day's Mac Powell, Jennifer Knapp, FFH, Caedmon's Call, and Jars of Clay, City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia builds upon, and ultimately surpasses, the beauty and craftsmanship of its predecessor. Acoustic praise & worship in style and arrangement, the album reflects careful artistic choices in duets, pairing such voices as Knapp and Powell in the album's first radio single, "Sing Alleluia!" Thematically, the project focuses on the holiness and comfort of God in its songs, including Nichole Nordeman's "Holy Is Your Name" and Jars of Clay's "The Comforter Has Come." Joined in artistry and purpose, City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia is best captured in a quote made by Caedmon Call's Cliff Young in an interview with Essential Records: ."..(A)ll of these artists coming together to sing...it's an amazing thing. The purpose is to show listeners that we all have one faith in Jesus Christ. We worship the same God and share a talent, so we come together to play together and sing together and worship God together. That's a community, and that's what makes City on a Hill unique."

Product Details

Release Date:
02/19/2002
Label:
Essential
UPC:
0083061062224
catalogNumber:
10622

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phil Keaggy   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Phil Madeira   Keyboards,Vocals,Mellotron,Lap Steel Guitar
Dale Baker   Percussion
John Catchings   Cello
Tim Chandler   Bass
David Davidson   Violin
Steve Hindalong   Percussion,Chimes,Glockenspiel,Thumb Piano,Bells,Orchestra Bells
Dennis Holt   Drums,Vocals
Tom Howard   Conductor
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Vocals
Nashville String Machine   Performing Ensemble
Joe Porter   Drums
Bobby G. Taylor   Oboe
Chris Donohue   Bass
Laura Donohue   Vocals
John Schreiner   Keyboards,Drum Loop
Terry Norman Taylor   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Dan Haseltine   Vocals
Elinor Madeira   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Derri Daugherty   Acoustic Guitar
Julian Kindred   Keyboards,Drum Loop
Derek Webb   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Cynthia Estill   Bassoon
Todd Bragg   Drums
Matt Odmark   Acoustic Guitar
Fernando Ortega   Guitar,Accordion,Keyboards,Vocals
Cliff Young   Vocals
Lee Levine   Clarinet
Mac Powell   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Eric Wyse   Pipe organ
Jennifer Knapp   Vocals
Bishop Charles Mason   Vocals
Nichole Nordeman   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Ann Richard   Flute
Garett Buell   Percussion
FFH   Track Performer
Danielle Young   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Bebo Norman   Track Performer
Aaron Sands   Bass
Jennifer Deibler   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jeromy Deibler   Vocals,Background Vocals
Marie Byrd   Choir, Chorus
Sandra McCracken   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Michael Boggs   Acoustic Guitar
Roger Martin   Flute

Technical Credits

Steve Hindalong   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Tom Howard   String Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement,Bell Arrangements
Rocky Schnaars   Engineer
David Schober   Engineer
John Schreiner   Producer,Engineer
Jars of Clay   Producer
Bob Wohler   Executive Producer
William Draper   translation
Julian Kindred   Engineer
Robert Beeson   Executive Producer,Art Direction
Fernando Ortega   Percussion Programming
Eric Wyse   Arranger
Derald Daugherty   Contributor
Kim Thomas   Cover Art
Rendy Lovelady   Executive Producer
Mitch Dane   Programming,Engineer
Jordyn Thomas   Art Direction

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City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must buy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are a few songs that I usually skip over, but the others definately make up for it. You will find yourself worshiping with this awesome music. A great mix for all age groups. We have all the City On A Hill collection. It is a must have!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is just full of wonderful praise and worship songs...my favorite is probably You are Holy by Nicole Nordeman...a great praise song!