Day 14 — Share Your Music: 30 Days, 30 Songs

As a singer in a gospel choir for over six years, I need to include at least two gospel songs as my contribution to the 30 Days, 30 Songs challenge.  Gospel exponent, Tony Backhouse  (a New Zealander), has done a beautiful arrangement of the fabulously uplifting, Shine On.  I thought I would share it with you so that you could hear how Australians are taking traditional gospel music to their hearts.  If you do an internet search on Tony Backhouse and Shine On, you will come across a very high quality recording on Soundcloud.  Amazing sound, amazing acoustics.

I was fortunate enough to sing in the Australian choir that was formed for the Canberra leg of the Beijing Olympics Torch Relay.  We sang this song at one of the torch relay ceremonies.  If my memory serves me correctly, we assembled on the edge of a very foggy Lake Burley Griffin.  We waited for the torch to appear, then began singing.  The torch bearer then carried the torch across the lake on a boat.  It was very atmospheric.

The fabulously talented Sarah of Art Expedition is hosting 30 Days, 30 Songs for the month of June. You can see her latest post here.  It is not too late to join in the challenge.  Casual players welcome.

Kind Regards.


18 thoughts on “Shine

  1. That must have been an absolutely amazing experience. Shine is a gorgeous song and to be part of such a moment – I can see how it touched you. This version is everything gospel music should be – deeply felt, deeply touching.

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  2. What a very special experience to sing this song in the way you did Tracy. It’s a wonderful, soaring sound.

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  3. This is the first time I have heard Shine On, but I enjoyed it very much. I do like Gospel music…I had no idea you sang in a choir. Personally, I couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket, but I enjoy listening to those who can!

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  4. Such a beautiful song, Tracy! I have goosebumps all over! African American gospels are my favourite choir songs, such emotions and so beautiful voices! ☺

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