A new album was released this week featuring many different church choirs from the Green River Association of United Baptists. The goal of the project was to gather several churches together and assemble one large united choir for the purpose of making the CD. The double-disc album is being sold as a fundraiser for the GRA Minister's Aid Fund, which helps older or disabled ministers and their immediate families of the association that can no longer work.
The project was recorded on location at two different sessions, the first was held at Chalybeate United Baptist, the other at Lone Hill United Baptist in Louisville. Seventeen different churches participated in the event, the first of it's kind here.
"It was a very moving experience to see this many people come together for the cause and enjoy the entire process," said Darren Doyle, member of Chalybeate Church and owner of Studio DD, who produced and recorded the project. "There are over 200 people singing on each song, and these are songs that pretty much everybody knows and loves."
Each participating church chose one or two songs for the project. The singers were all assembled in the pews as the individual choirs came up and led the entire group. "The sound of that many talented singers on these songs is something that I think people are going to be amazed by," Doyle said.
The double disc album features a total of 31 songs, most of which are classic hymns and songs that are familiar to most. The cost of each album is $20, and 100% of the proceeds is donated directly to the Minister's Aid Fund. All costs and resources for the making of the project was donated by different association members.
Several churches in the area have the albums available for purchase such as Stockholm, Beaver Dam Chapel, Chalybeate, and others. To purchase your copy of the album, you can contact a member of the listed churches or email Studio DD at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are also available at Mimi's Gift Gallery in Chalybeate. If you'd like to sell the albums at your place of business, please contact the Edmonson Voice Online News at email@example.com.
Edmonson Voice Staff