Here is Part 2 of my musical highlights from my travels around the world. See Part I here: My Favourite Music Gigs So Far ~ Part 1 of 2
7. Alvin Slaughter Concert ~ Christian Life Assembly, Langley, B.C., Canada
I can remember one awesome June evening at Christian Life Assembly with the church packed with around 1600 people. I conducted the choir and orchestra and our guest soloist, Alvin Slaughter, just rocked the place. Alvin was the former assistant director of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and an incredible lead soloist. He is one of the best singers that I have ever worked with. It was one of those very special musical evenings!
8. Christmas Production at Centre Street Church
In 2016 I was blessed to be the Interim Worship Pastor & Music Director (covering a maternity leave) for a huge church (7000) in Calgary, Canada. One of the fun events of that year was conducting and performing in the Centre Street Church’s Christmas Production.
9. Vivien Hibbert at the International Worship Institute ~ Dallas, Texas
For several years I was the Daytime Music Director for the International Worship Institute in Dallas and one morning I played with Vivien Hibbert. I really did not know what to expect. But God came down in a very tangible way that morning.
Musically speaking, it was very basic. Vivien lead a few worship songs and also played a very mellow large recorder type of instrument. I directed a small band and accompanied her on the keys and flute. But, God came down in such a heavy way that the whole place was kneeling before the Lord in reverence. The presence of God was amazing!
10. Promise Keepers Meetings ~ Vancouver, Canada
One year I was asked to be the Music Director for the Promise Keepers meetings in Vancouver, Canada. We got to put together a great team of some of the top Christian musicians from around the area and we lead worship for thousands of men that whole weekend. I can still picture the men worshipping God with their whole heart. What a great experience and honor!
11. Yoido Full Gospel Church with Dr. Paul Yonggi Cho, Sr ~ Seoul, South Korean
One of the first places the ‘Living Sound Asian Team’ got to play at, on our five month Asian tour, was the largest church in the world. We played a number of Sunday morning services at Yoidi Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea and even got to have dinner with Dr. Cho. I think the church was around 70,000 people then and it is now grown to close to a million. I was totally impressed by the passion of those South Korean Christians.
12. Nicky Cruz Meetings ~ Cape Town to Durban, South Africa
Nicky Cruz was a former New York gang leader turned evangelist. He became well-known through the book ‘The Cross and the Switchblade’ written by David Wilkerson. Nicky spoke at a number of meetings all over South Africa and our band, Living Sound, was asked to do the music for the meetings. We saw a great response to the message to know Jesus in great outdoor venues all over the country.
13. Waikiki Beach Chaplaincy ~ Honolulu, Hawaii
This was one of the last concerts of our Living Sound’s Asian tour and we could not have asked for a more beautiful setting. We got to do our music on Waikiki Beach in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Rainbow Towers playing in our shorts and t-shirts. We also got to play at Fort DeRussy just a few blocks down the beach. Both of those venues were some of the most relaxed and beautiful places that I have ever played. A cool experience!
Question: Have you been to any of these places? What have been your best place to play at or visit?
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