Celebrate Christmas | Featuring a Full Symphony Orchestra and Choir
MIchael W. Smith, joined by a full symphony orchestra and choir will be kicking off the Christmas season at World Outreach Church with a concert on Friday, December 7 at 7:00 pm in Three Crosses Sanctuary. Doors will open at 6:00 pm.
Even as defining as his platinum pop and worship albums have become, there is yet another musical side to Michael W. Smith that is as passionate and creative. Ask the multiple GRAMMY Award winner whose songs have changed so many peoples' lives to discuss his favorite film scores, and something changes within him. Like a sports fan rattling off player stats, he runs through a list of movies and the composers who made them come alive; testifying to the innate spiritual power of wordless music alone.
Glory, Smith's twenty-third career album, feeds the enthusiasm its predecessor stirred and soundly exceeds expectations. A sweeping cinematic statement rich in melodies, emotional range, and musical twists, it was born at a piano in Tennessee then completed with a 71-piece symphony orchestra in England at AIR Studios, where soundtracks for Pirates of the Caribbean and The Chronicles of Narnia were also done.
In keeping with the very nature of Glory, Smitty lets the new music speak for itself, by and large remaining open to a listener's personal interpretation of each grand selection.